Two Out of State Men Arrested on Warrants in Mt. Vernon Monday, One for Murder, the Other for Sexually Assaulting a Child

Two Out of State Men Arrested on Warrants in Mt. Vernon Monday, One for Murder, the Other for Sexually Assaulting a Child

MT. VERNON — Two out of state men were arrested Monday after Mt. Vernon Police got a call to remove them from a gas station they were sleeping at. One of the men was wanted for murder, the other was wanted for sexually assaulting a child.

In a post from the Mt. Vernon Police Department Facebook page, police were called just before 8 a.m. to the Huck’s Travel Center on Mt. Vernon’s west-side to remove the two men. The first man was identified as 46-year-old James R. Cook of Louisville, Colorado. It was determined Cook was wanted for first-degree murder out of Pima County, Arizona. Cook was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Jefferson County Justice Center on $500,000 bond.

The second individual provided inconsistent information regarding his identity to officers. After further investigation, the subject was identified as 20-year-old Anthony K. Downey of Niles, Michigan. In addition to being charged with obstructing justice, police discovered Downey was wanted on three warrants out of Michigan, one for criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13, one for failing to register as a sex offender, and one for a probation violation. Downey remains at the JCJC with no bond set.

James R. Cook. (Photo: MVPD)
Anthony K. Downey. (Photo: MVPD)

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