December 11, 2020
By News Director Jared Atha
A Clinton man was arrested and charged recently with, among other things, assault and battery upon a police officer.
According to court documents the incident happened on November 30 after 30-year-old Joshua Allen Cook attempted to elude a Clinton Police Officer in his car while the officer attempted to perform a traffic stop. The report stated that Cook willfully increased his speed when the officer turned on his lights to initiate the traffic stop.
After making the stop, Cook would allegedly threaten to tamper with the police vehicle’s tires and would also threaten to cause serious bodily harm to the arresting officer.
The affidavit would state that Cook would allegedly push the officer hard enough to have him fall to the ground.
The court document said that it was discovered that Cook was driving with a suspended license.
Along with the assault charge, Cook was also charged with eluding or attempting to elude a police officer, threatening to perform an act of violence, and driving with a suspended license.
A preliminary hearing conference for Cook has been scheduled in Custer County District Court on January 22.