February 19, 2014
CBI Case #: 14-0030
CRIME: 1st Degree Assault
SUSPECT: Isaac Cook III
B/M, 51 yoa
NARRATIVE: On February 19, 2014, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a victim of an assault. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation was contacted and responded with a uniformed deputy to meet with the victim. The victim advised that she had been in a relationship with a subject identified as Isaac James Cook III, and that they had resided at a residence in Bishopville, Worcester County, Maryland.
The victim advised that on February 18, 2014, she was at a residence with Cook when he asked her to drive him to Salisbury, Maryland. The victim advised that she told Cook that she would not take him to Salisbury, at which time Cook became angry. The victim stated that Cook then exited through the front door of the residence with a black handgun and fired multiple rounds. Cook stood a few feet away from her and threatened to “blow her brains out” while holding the handgun. The victim advised that after threatening her, Cook approached her, grabbed her by the throat, and threw her down on the bed. The victim was able to flee the area a short time later.
The victim also advised that Cook had left several threatening voice and text messages on her phone since the incident. The messages and voice mails were observed and were found to be very aggressive towards the victim and implied that Cook would find the victim and cause harm to her.
Based upon the statements by the victim and additional investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for Cook, charging him with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and Telephone Misuse. Cook was apprehended in Wicomico County on February 19, 2014, by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Cook was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held without bond.
Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office