Razorbacks basketball player arrested in connection with public intoxication

By: Brandon Howard
Published: Sunday, October 2, 2016
 Arlando Cook, 20, of 10619 Foxlair Drive in St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Saturday in connection with public intoxication. Cook was released Saturday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $200 bond.
Arlando Cook, 20, of 10619 Foxlair Drive in St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Saturday in connection with public intoxication. Cook was released Saturday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $200 bond.

Arkansas Razorback basketball player Arlando Cook was arrested Saturday in connection with public intoxication, according to a preliminary arrest report.

Police found Cook, 20, unconscious in the driver's seat of a Chrysler 200 about 2:29 a.m. on Dickson Street near Campbell Avenue, the report said. Cook had watery eyes, slurred speech and appeared to have vomit on his jacket, the report said.

Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said the program will handle Cook's arrest internally.

"We are working to gather more information, but this is certainly not something we condone in our program," Anderson said.

The vehicle's owner told police she didn't know Cook and decided against pressing charges for criminal trespass because there was no damage to the vehicle, the report said. Cook's vehicle was parked four spaces from where he was found.

Public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor in Arkansas, which carries a possible maximum fine of $500 and up to 30 days in jail, according to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-4-401.

Cook was released about 11:30 a.m. Saturday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $200 bond. He is scheduled to appear Monday for a preliminary hearing in Fayetteville District Court.

Cook, a 6-8 forward from St. Louis, joined the Razorbacks after transferring from Connors State College in Oklahoma. A highly regarded junior college player, Cook chose the Hogs over scholarship offers from Missouri, LSU, Iowa State, Arizona State, Kansas State and others.

NW News on 10/02/2016

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