October 24, 2021

Heard fugitive nabbed in West Point

(Franklin, GA) — On Thursday, May 9, 2019, agents of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested James Elvin Cook, 38, of Franklin, Heard County, GA at a residence located in West Point, Troup County, GA.

2013 photo of James Elvin Cook

Agents had previously executed a search warrant on Cook’s Heard County residence on April 19, 2019, at which time Cook fled from the scene.

Cook led officers in a pursuit into nearby Alabama. Officers discontinued the pursuit and Cook became a fugitive from justice.

Agents seized approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine, a small amount fentanyl, and one handgun.

Cook will be charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of fentanyl, and parole violation.

Also arrested at the Troup County residence for trafficking methamphetamine were Billy Lumuel “BJ” Tyson, 38, of LaGrange, GA, and Misty Leigh Perry, 39, of West Point, GA.

Cook was also arrested in 2013 and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and two counts of sale of meth.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office and the Heard County Sheriff’s Office participated in this investigation.

For additional information about West Metro RDEO or to provide tips on criminal activity find us on twitter @westmetrordeo, on Facebook @wmrdeo and/or Instagram @wmetrordeo.

The GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following agencies and services 36 counties: the GBI, Carrollton Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, Bowden Police Department, Lagrange Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Newnan Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and Heard County Sheriff’s Office.


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