A man was arrested in Lincoln County after fleeing from police on horseback and threatening to kill an officer, according to court records and media reports.
Danny Cook, 62, was riding a horse on U.S. 27 north Sunday in Stanford and reportedly obstructing traffic while screaming and yelling, the Interior Journal said.
Various law enforcement agencies attempted to stop Cook, but he kept going around cars on horseback, the newspaper reported.
Police Chief Zach Middleton told The Interior Journal that officers did not use sirens or horns, so they wouldn’t alarm the horse. Officers drove in front of the horse to warn drivers of the horse heading toward them, and others tried to stop Cook from behind
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Cook allegedly verbally threatened one of the officers, according to The Interior Journal.
Police maneuvered the horse into a Walmart parking lot, where Cook dismounted. According to The Interior Journal, Cook resisted arrest and was finally subdued by multiple officers and taken into custody
Cook was charged with fleeing or evading police; terroristic threatening; and resisting arrest and taken to the Lincoln County Regional Jail.