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Wyoming Parole absconder arrested in Huron County after alleged domestic assault and foot persuit
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 06:16:38 EST
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A Wyoming Parole abconder was arrested Monday evening after Huron County Sheriffs deputies were called out on a report of a physically assaulted woman running to an Owendale convenience store for help. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said it was further reported that the perpetrator/boyfriend was driving around Owendale looking for her. While the Deputies were responding from different areas of the county, Deputy Nathan Leppek was the first to arrive and saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. He then turned around to attempt to catch up to it in order to stop it. While doing so, the suspect vehicle appeared to be trying to elude the Deputy and drove through an empty lot south of Beech St., through a yard, through a ditch and then fled from his vehicle at the local farm elevator. Deputy Leppek took chase of the suspect on foot and was able to take him into custody near the corner of Mill St. and Fifth Street. Deputies Bismack and Jobes arrived to assist Deputy Leppek and it was determined that the 24 year old suspect, who he and the victim/girlfriend were currently staying with relatives on Fifth St., had physically assaulted the 20 year old woman, which included choking her. He had also destroyed her cell phone earlier so she couldn't call for help. He was transported to jail and booked in for domestic assault and interfering with electronic communications. Bond was set by the court at $50,000 for the night. His damaged car with no insurance and improper registration was impounded. It had also been learned through the course of this incident that the suspect was wanted for prison parole violations in Wyoming. They apparently were the result of a larceny of conviction. He will at some point be extradited back to Wyoming pending local criminal charges. Wedneday afternoon the suspect Shane L. Cook was formally charged by the prosecutor's office with assault to do great bodily harm and interfering with electronic communications. He was then arraigned and his bond being raised to $75,000 cash. He remains lodged in jail. Deputies were called out at 5:54 Monday evening.