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Arrested man dies of unknown causes

September 19, 2011 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Department

On Saturday, 09/17/2011, just shortly after 7:30am, Weatherford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hotel in the 800blk of Palo Pinto St in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers found a white male, later identified as Shane Weston Cook (w/m 40yoa), in the process of damaging one of the hotel rooms. Officers found the room in severe disarray with windows broken, beds turned over and pictures torn off the wall. As they entered the room, the suspect had moved into the bathroom where he destroyed the toilet, plumbing fixtures and shower. It appeared that in the process of damaging these items, the suspect injured himself due to the large amounts of blood on him and around the hotel room.

Several police officers as well as Fire Department personnel attempted to take Cook into custody and after a struggle were able to take him into custody. Soon thereafter, Cook lost consciousness and emergency medical procedures were immediately begun. Cook was transported to Weatherford Regional Medical Center where he later died of unknown causes. Drug use is suspected in the incident and may have played a role in the death, although at this time, the cause of death is under investigation and will not be determined until results are released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

While officers were on scene conducting the investigation, they were contacted by Parker County Sheriff’s Office who advised that on the previous night, the suspect had been involved in at least two pursuits involving Azle PD and Parker County SO. Azle PD had attempted to serve a parole warrant on Cook when he fled in his vehicle. They briefly pursued him and then terminated the pursuit. He later wrecked his vehicle on Hwy 199, abandoned it and stole another vehicle. He was later located by PCSO who engaged in a brief pursuit that went to Lake Worth where he managed to evade deputies. At some point, he returned to Parker County, more specifically Weatherford and obtained the hotel room where he was later found by Weatherford Police Officers.
The incident is also being investigated by the Texas Rangers as a matter of Weatherford Police Department policy anytime a death occurs during the course of police action.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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