A Madisonville man was arrested Jan. 16 after a brief chase near Cook Hollow Lane.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Rinehart said it was around 11:15 p.m. when he saw a car with no tag lights and tried to stop it, but the driver accelerated and took off.

The chase was short and Rinehart said the car stopped at a house on Cook Hollow Road and a man later identified as Kevin Cook stepped out of the car. Rinehart said Cook was very nervous and had in plain sight a pill with E7 imprinted on it, believed to be Oxycodone.

Rinehart said a search of Cook also turned up a white powdery residue on him believed to be meth, a white baggie with a suspected meth in it and a set of scales.

Rinehart said a short time later he talked to a woman who said she was in the car with Cook and, when he saw Rinehart turn around, he sped up and attempted to flee.

The woman said she got out of the car when Cook stopped and ran and hid behind a camper because she was afraid of what was happening.

Cook, 39, is charged with possession of meth, possession of Oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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