Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Habitual Felon Tried, Convicted and Sentenced to 20-25 years

I would like to thank and applaud District Attorney Andrew Murray and his staff for such a smooth transition from one D.A. to the next. I am sure it requied a lot of work 'behind the scenes' but from a citizen's view... flawless. I am glad to see the 'Media Releases' Updated so fast.

The District Attorney’s Habitual Felon Team tried Arthur Cook the week of January 24, 2011, in courtroom 5150. Cook, 49, was tried for 1) felony breaking or entering, 2) larceny after breaking or entering and 3) being a habitual felon.

The jury returned verdicts of guilty in both phases of the trial and Cook was sentenced to 240-306 months in prison by The Honorable W. Robert Bell, Superior Court Judge. Cook’s prior convictions include, but are not limited to, armed robbery, housebreaking, burglary, felony larceny (4 counts), and felony forgery (7 counts)
* From May 2008 - September 2009, Cook was arrested 8 times