Police release new details in manhunt
COLUMBIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – The FBI and the U.S. Marshall’s Service are now assisting in the manhunt for Floyd Ray Cook.
Cook is charged with attempted first-degree murder in Tennessee for allegedly shooting and wounding a police officer Saturday. Authorities say the officer’s life was saved by his bulletproof vest. Cook is also accused of opening fire later Saturday at a Kentucky trooper, who wasn’t wounded.
Investigators say they have received leads with additional information in the search. Now, they say Cook may have access to a beige colored 2006 Ford Ranger with KY registration plate 8658-GB and may also be in the company of 50-year-old Troy E. Wayne, of Raywick, KY. Wayne is described as a 5’11”, 220 lb. man with green eyes, short brown & gray hair and possible facial hair and glasses.
Floyd Ray Cook is a convicted felon for Rape 1st Degree and given his history and most recent actions should be considered armed and an extreme danger to the public. The public is cautioned not to approach Cook or anyone that may be an associate but to contact law enforcement by dialing 911 or by contacting the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555, via Twitter @kystatepolice, via Facebook page Kentucky State Police or through the Kentucky State Police smartphone/tablet application.