Iredell County man wanted for assaulting officer found hiding in closet

Iredell County man wanted for assaulting officer found hiding in closet

IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man wanted for assaulting an officer in Iredell County, among multiple other charges, was found hiding in a closet Tuesday.

Deputies say a probation officer went to check on 27-year-old Randy Lee Cook at his home Monday and Cook assaulted the officer and ran off.

Officers searched the home after obtaining a warrant and found Cook hiding in a closet. Cook was arrested and brought to the Iredell County Detention Center.

He was served with outstanding warrants of felony probation violation, failure to appear on DWI, carrying a concealed weapon and felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

While being processed, deputies say they found a bag of marijuana in Cook's possession, leading to an a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance in a jail or prison.

Cook was placed under a $41,600 bond.

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