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Police: Man shoots tires in anger
Suspect reportedly upset his stepdaughter left with man
DAVID RICHARD COOK
Cook

A man turned himself in Friday after shooting out the tires of another man’s car, then fleeing from law enforcement, police said.
    David Richard Cook, 52, Lakeview Road, fired shots at a man’s car as he drove away from his house around 8:30 p.m. Friday after the victim picked up Cook’s stepdaughter, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said Monday in a news release.
    After receiving a call about an aggravated assault, deputies met with Cook’s stepdaughter and the male friend who picked her up as they stood beside his disabled vehicle on Lakeview Road a short distance away from Cook’s house, he said.
    Angry because his stepdaughter left with the victim, Cook aimed a shotgun and fired, damaging two tires on the vehicle, Anderson said. Neither victim was injured.
    Cook was not at the home and deputies, along with Georgia State Patrol troopers, set up a perimeter around the area, then called for help finding Cook from a Georgia Department of Corrections K9 unit and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter.
    “After an intensive search, Cook was not located, but he turned himself in later,” Anderson said.
    Cook was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of pointing a firearm at another and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
    He is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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