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Police: Officer injured while arresting wanted man in Williamston

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Jeffrey Cory Hooks (Source: Williamston PD) Jeffrey Cory Hooks (Source: Williamston PD)
Jeffrey Cory Hooks (Source: Williamston PD) Jeffrey Cory Hooks (Source: Williamston PD)
Officer injured during arrest in Williamston (FOX Carolina/ 3/28/18) Officer injured during arrest in Williamston (FOX Carolina/ 3/28/18)
WILLIAMSTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said an officer was injured during an arrest in Williamston today.

According to Captain Marsee with Williamston Police Department, the officer had been flagged down by someone at 306 East Main Street around 6 p.m. The person who flagged down the officer was trying to alert him about a man behind a house in the area.

Police say that man was Jeffery Cory Hooks. Hooks had a warrant out for his arrest for malicious damage to property and two counts of petit larceny, said officers.

Police said the officer was not seriously injured during the arrest and received either a sprained or broken arm.

In connection with the incident, Hooks was also charged with the following offenses:

  • leaving gas station without paying
  • larceny/petit or simply larceny - $2,000 or less
  • violation of city ordinance
  • assault on police officer while resisting arrest
  • violation of probation 
  • prowling 

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