On January 15, 2016 the Boone County Sheriff’s Department received a call from ADT Security Company in reference to alarm activation at a residence located on Old Hwy 65 south of Omaha.
While in route to the residence deputies were advised the property manager witnessed the suspect, a white male wearing a red shirt and brown ball cap, flee from a rear window of the residence and run through the field north of the residence. Upon searching the area deputies located a white male matching the description of the subject walking near the Omaha Post Office.
Deputies stopped and attempted to make contact with the subject but he fled on foot into the woods behind the post office. The subject was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and taken into custody without incident.
The male subject was identified as Shawn Lynn Cook, age 39. Cook had left personal property at the crime scene that indicated he was the person who entered the residence.
Cook was taken to the Boone County Jail and charged with Breaking or Entering, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Fictitious Vehicle License, Fleeing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Parole Violation. Bond is set at $15,000.00, cash or pro, and Cook remains in the Boone County Jail.