An absconded registered sex offender who was believed to be armed and harmful is again in custody, Lubbock police confirmed.
Based on LPD, on Aug. 22, 2023, officers turned conscious that 51-year-old Robert Cooks, a Lifetime Sex Offender registrant, had not reported his appropriate dwelling handle.
He had since didn’t report his appropriate handle and was accused of being out of compliance for about 80 days.
Police confirmed he was arrested late Monday close to 34th Road and Boston Avenue. Different particulars about his arrest weren’t instantly obtainable. He remained in the Lubbock County Detention Heart as of Wednesday.
Cooks was sentenced in 1989 to 99 years in jail for aggravated sexual assault and housebreaking of a habitation with intent of sexual assault in Smith County, in response to court docket data.
The sufferer in that case was a 56-year-old lady, in response to the Texas Sex Offender Registry web site.
He started registering with the Lubbock police’s sex offender registry unit in December 2020 after he was launched on parole.
In June, he listed his sister’s handle as his residence, saying she allowed him to reside along with her.
Nonetheless, on Aug. 22, Cooks’ sister reportedly informed his parole officer that he had not been residing along with her for “a number of months,” in response to a Lubbock police report.
That very same day, a detective with the LPD sex offender registry tried to contact Cooks at his listed handle however was unable to talk to him there.
Cooks reportedly referred to as the detective later, saying he was not at his listed residence as a result of he was “doing panorama work at evening time,” the report states.
Nonetheless, Cooks by no means reported his employment as a landscaper and the detective believed he was mendacity as “landscaping is just not often a job that’s carried out at evening,” the report states.
Cooks had an lively arrest warrant for Failure to Comply and different warrants from extra businesses.
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