Rosepine man accused of physically attacking pregnant girlfriend | Crime
The following is a Press Release:
Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Ricky Lee Cooley, age 21, of Rosepine.
The arrest is the result of a complaint made to VPSO on April 26th, 2012.
Deputies were dispatched to the emergency room at Byrd Regional Hospital due to a report of alleged domestic abuse.
Upon arrival Deputies spoke with a female who indicated that her boyfriend, Ricky Cooley, physically attacked her causing injuries to her person. The female was taken to Byrd E.R. to receive treatment for the injuries and for precautionary measures due to the fact that she is currently in late term pregnancy. Deputies did observe injuries on the person of the female victim.
Deputies traveled to a residence in the Hornbeck area in an effort to locate Cooley. Upon arrival Deputies learned that Cooley had left the scene.
A short time later Cooley was located in the Anacoco area and detained by the Hornbeck Police Department. VPSO Deputies responded to the area and upon arrival witnessed Cooley escape detainment by jumping down an embankment before fleeing on foot into a densely wooded area.
Deputies pursed Cooley into the wooded area. A Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Deputy located Cooley and at that time Cooley committed a battery upon the Deputy and was able to evade arrest.
Law enforcement from numerous agencies responded to the location and canvassed the area but was unable to locate Cooley.
The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office received information the next day, April 27th, 2012, indicating that Cooley was traveling in a pickup truck en route to the Hornbeck area.
Law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at which time Cooley, who was laying in the back of the truck, jumped from the bed of the truck and fled on foot into a wooded area.
Law enforcement officers assisted by Officers from the Vernon Correctional Facility, to include a blood hound, canvassed the area and were able to locate Cooley. A Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Deputy who was assisting the K-9 officer attempted to place Cooley under arrest at which time Cooley committed a battery upon the Deputy.
The Deputy was able to subdue Cooley and take him into custody within the wooded area.
Cooley was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on April 27th, 2012 and charged with one count of Battery of a Police Officer, one count of Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence, one count of Resisting an Officer, and one Count of Second Degree Battery. These charges were in relation to the incident that took place on April 26th, 2012. Bond on these charges was set at $ 4000.00.
On April 30th, 2012 Cooley was charged additionally with one count of Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence, one count of Battery of a Police Officer, and one count of Resisting a Police Officer. These charges were a result of incidents that took place on April 27th, 2012 when Cooley attempted to evade arrest. A bond of $ 25,000.00 was set on the additional charges.
A hold was placed on Cooley by the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole. Cooley remains in the Vernon Parish Jail at the time of this release.
Sheriff Craft would like to express his appreciation to the Louisiana State Police, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Hornbeck Police Department, and the Anacoco Police Department for their assistance in the capture Ricky Cooley.