Adair County arrest report - April 1, 2024

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Ryan J. Cook, 19, of Anita, was taken into custody 12:08 a.m. March 24 at 7th and Guthrie streets on the charge of public intoxication.

According to a Adair County report, at approximately 11:39 p.m. March 23, a house party was reported on 7th Street. While driving to the residence deputies heard someone yell from the passenger side to get their attention. After rolling the window down, a male, later identified as Cook, walked to the patrol car and asked deputies for a ride home. He was asked to repeat his question and the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from his breath. Cook also had bloodshot, watery eyes.

The deputy pulled over and exited his vehicle to speak with Cook. Cook continued to ask for a ride home repeatedly. When asked how much he had to drink, he stated he had been drinking alcohol. When asked where he was drinking at, he said it didn’t matter. A PBT indicated Cook had a BrAC of over .08%.

Cook was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $300 cash or surety bond.

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Daniel J. WIlson, 38, of Bridgewater, was taken into custody 12:24 a.m. March 26 in the 200 block of NW Walnut Street in Bridgewater on the charges of domestic assault - bodily injury and child endangerment.

According to an Adair County report, at approximately 11:09 p.m. March 25 a disturbance in which children were screaming inside of an apartment was reported. The reporting party was unsure if there was a fight inside or what the cause of the screaming was.

When deputies arrived, a male, later identified as Wilson, was observed entering the apartment where the noise was reported as coming from. While in the hallway of the building deputies could hear voices inside get loud and begin to argue as well as what sounded like children crying inside of the apartment.

Wilson answered the door and a female and two minor children were observed to be in the apartment. Wilson had a scratch on his forehead. He was asked to step into the hallway and speak with deputies. Wilson told him he and the female had been together for a long time but were in the process of separating. He admitted he had put his hands on the female first, which caused her to strike him and cause the marks on his face. He also said he took the victim’s phone out of her hands and threw it on the ground, breaking the screen.

The victim told deputies a similar story of the events. She stated he had put his hands around her neck but did not squeeze, but the action caused her to fear for her safety. She admitted once the first physical contact ended, she slapped Wilson on the back of the head with three fingers. The victim had a series of scratches on her neck near where she described Wilson’s hands had been.

The children in the apartment were in the room sleeping where the altercation took place and made statements about the couple fighting.

Wilson was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting $2,000 cash or surety bond.

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Mark D. Cooley, 30, of Orient, was taken into custody 2:32 a.m. March 27 in the 100 block of School Street on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an Adair County report, a traffic stop was conducted on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am for an equipment violation. Contact was made with the driver, identified as Cooley. While Cooley was gathering his vehicle registration and license, a glass jar with “marijuana” written on it was observed on the passenger seat. The jar appeared to have marijuana inside.

Cooley was told to step out of the vehicle and was asked if there was any other marijuana in the car. He admitted to having approximately a half of an ounce and paraphernalia. A probable cause search of the vehicle was done in which marijuana, vape cartridges and edibles were found as well as a grinder and a vape device with a THC cartridge loaded, were found.

All items were seized by deputies. Due to Cooley’s cooperation and truthfulness, he was cited and released at the scene for the paraphernalia. He was issued written warnings for the equipment violation and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

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Brandon M. Reilly, 39, of Greenfield, was taken into custody 8:52 p.m. March 28 in the 300 block of SE Jackson Street on a Union County warrant for the charges of two counts theft, fifth degree.

Reilly was transported to the Adair County Jail where he was released from after posting 10% of a $600 bond.