A woman told a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy she had been held captive in a man’s home for three weeks before making her escape May 27.

Corporal Billy Littleton said he went to Big Creek Road where he met a woman who said she’d been held captive by her ex-boyfriend, Jesse Kirk Cook, at his home on Cook Hollow Lane for approximately three weeks.

The woman told Littleton she had ridden with Cook’s cousin to the ex-boyfriend’s house on April 21 so she could get some of her things. She said she had dated Cook for about 10 months but they had been broken up for about four months.

She said she got her stuff and was leaving when Cook brandished a camouflage knife and told her she was not going to leave unless it was in a body bag.

The woman said Cook held her there and two of his friends would bring her food, drinks and hygiene products and stay with her when Cook was gone.

She said Cook had been awake for a long time, possibly from using meth, and that she was able to leave the house on May 27 and messaged an off duty sheriff’s deputy on Facebook Messenger and was told to get away from the house and call 911.

The woman told Littleton Cook had threatened to kill her and that he could find her at any time.

Littleton said when Cook, 30, is found, he will be charged with aggravated assault by domestic violence.

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