Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

The charges include half a dozen felonies accrued over approximately 48 hours.

The Juneau Police Department announced Friday that a man arrested Monday afternoon faced a dozen new charges, said a JPD spokesperson.

James Nicholas Cook, 32, was arrested Monday after being wanted in connection for multiple incidents, including a July 4 assault involving a handgun and recklessly driving a car while racing against a motorcycle on Glacier Highway on July 5, said JPD Lt. Krag Campbell.

Cook evaded arrest on July 4 by jumping out of a hotel window on the 9400 block of Glacier Highway when officers attempted to contact him, Campbell said. On July 5, Cook evaded arrest after his vehicle was cornered at the end of Hamilton Street, escaping into the woods, Campbell said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up two handguns, a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Campbell said. .

Cook was arrested in a parking lot on the 9200 block of Glacier Avenue at 12:30 p.m July 6, after JPD asked the public for help locating Cook. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, where he is being held without bail, Campbell said.

Cook is currently charged with four counts of third-degree felony misconduct involving weapons, first-degree felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, third-degree felony assault, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving with a revoked license, two charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment fourth-degree, and misdemeanor reckless driving.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or lockett@juneauempire.com.

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