Suspect accused of shooting at Blackwell police held on $1 million bond

May 22, 2023 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — The suspect wounded by Blackwell police after an exchange of gunfire is being held in the Kay County Detention Center on $1 million bond.

Michael Anthony Cook, 55, is facing felony charges of shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and a misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer.

Cook was reportedly shot in the foot by police after an incident that occurred on May 8.

Michael Anthony Cook

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent Chad Van Hoesen reports in the affidavit that Blackwell police received two calls at 9:45 p.m. reporting a male trying to flag down vehicles in the middle of Doolin Ave. near 29th Street.

Sgt. Alex Myatt, officer Cory McDowell and officer William Watters responded to the area. Shortly after arriving, Watters came on the radio and reported shots fired.

Myatt reportedly was on the south side of the Sale Barn and did not see the initial gun fire but reports hearing three more shots after Watters radio traffic.

Cook reportedly fired shots at Watters after he attempted to speak to him. Watters returned fire, hitting Cook in the foot.

Cook reportedly ran across the parking lot of Blackwell Animal Hospital to 606 N. 29th Street, located on Southern Plains Livestock Auction property.

There he reportedly entered a trailer house and refused to come out.

Inside the trailer was employee Cody Griesel, who reportedly was Cook’s roommate.

Griesel reportedly entered the back door of the trailer and found Cook yelling, “They shot me!”

When Griesel asked who shot him, Cook reportedly replied, “The cops! They are outside!”

Griesel reportedly looked outside and saw police. He made his way out of the trailer and surrendered to police. He reportedly had no idea what happened before walking into the home.

Cook’s next court appearance is set for May 26.