A man who escaped from police has been given 60 days in jail while the woman who hid him out has been granted probation for obstructing justice.
The man, Dakota W. Cook, 22, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of escape, criminal impersonation and driving on a revoked license. The woman, Jessica J. Harvey, 22, entered a guilty plea to obstruction of justice and was given a six-month probationary sentence and must pay $50 plus costs.
Cook was pulled over by police at Green Acres Apartment. He gave the officer a false name and it was discovered he was wanted out of Nashville for violation of probation. He was placed into custody and was being put in the back of the police cruiser when he ran.
Cook was able to outrun the law that evening. However, a few weeks later police were tipped to his whereabouts. When they arrived at a residence on South High Street to check out the tip, Harvey told them the fugitive was not there.
Her claim was proven to be less than honest as Cook was found moments later hiding under a sofa inside the home.
Cook’s jail time here will be served in addition to time he has to serve in other counties.