9/15/2016 - Fugitive From Justice Arrested By Darien Officers



Date:                September 15, 2016

Re:                     Fugitive From Justice Arrested By Darien Officers

Issued by:     Det. Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.




For Immediate Release

DARIEN, CT. — On 9/13/2016 at approximately 7:30 am, Darien officers were dispatched to 120 Brookside Rd on a report of a subject sleeping in the woods alongside a walking trail at Cherry Lawn Park.  Within two minutes, a white male sleeping under a tarp was located.  The male, later identified as Brian K. Cook DOB 6/5/1981 LKA 635 Park Ave. Idaho Falls, ID, could not produce identification.  Cook appeared to be homeless but claimed he was walking from “Denver, CO to Bangor, ME” in honor of his deceased daughter.  

Officers determined that the Cook was not providing truthful information about his identity and was placed under arrest.  It was then determined that Cook is a Fugitive From Justice from the State of Idaho.  Cook has an extensive criminal history and an outstanding extraditable warrant in Idaho for probation violations stemming from rape charges involving a victim under one (1) year old.  Cook is currently listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.

While being taken into custody, a machete style knife along with another illegal knife was discovered in his possession.  During processing Cook admitted to concealing his identity due to the fact that he is wanted in Idaho.  He also admitted that he was currently trying to flee to Canada through Maine. Cook was subsequently charged with:

·         Interfering With An Officer

·         Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (2Counts)

·         Violation of Town Ordinance (Camping)

·         Fugitive From Justice

He was held on a combined bond of $300,000.00 and was arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on 9/14/2016.  He is currently incarcerated at Bridgeport Correctional Facility to await extradition to Idaho. 

Through investigation it was determined that Cook had only been in the Darien area for approximately nine (9) hours.  At this point Cook is not being investigated for any other incident in Darien or the surrounding areas.