Greenwood man arrested after firing handgun during altercation

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Robert G. Cook, 47

MILFORD – On June 14, the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 47-year-old Greenwood man stemming from a domestic dispute that occurred at a residence located in the 100 block of N.W. Front St.

According ot Set. Dwight Young, Robert G. Cook, 47, was charged with three counts of reckless endangering in the first degree, two counts of aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of felony endangering the welfare of a child.

“Milford Police Patrol Division initially received a report of a verbal domestic dispute at the residence. While en route to the residence another report had been received stating that a gunshot was heard inside the residence,” said Det. Young.

Milford Police arrived at the residence and took Mr. Cook into custody without incident.

Detectives later discovered that Mr. Cook had allegedly been involved in a verbal altercation with other individuals at the residence that he had been visiting.

During the dispute, according to police, Mr. Cook obtained a handgun and pointed it at other people inside the residence. As other individuals attempted to subdue Mr. Cook and removed the handgun from his possession, Mr. Cook fired a round from the handgun barely missing the individuals.

They then attempted to hold Mr. Cook down until the Milford Police arrived. Mr. Cook was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $32,500 cash bond.

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