The 49-year-old man told Pater if he got out on bond he could go back to the Bavarian Street residence to live with his girlfriend. That is the same location were the alleged incident happened last month.
Assistant Butler County Prosecutor Kraig Chadrick urged the judge to set a substantial bond, noting he had concerns about Cooper returning to live with his girlfriend who called police to the residence and is a witness in the case.
Chadrick said the allegation is that this was a planned event.
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“He is not only a flight risk, but a risk to the community, police officers and society if he is out on bond,” Chadrick said.
Cooper’s bond was previously set at $1 million in Middletown Municipal Court shortly after his arrest and before the indictment was handed down.
On Feb. 28, Cooper’s girlfriend called 911 Middletown dispatchers claiming he was “extremely drunk,” slamming doors, yelling and cursing. When officer Patrick Glassburn arrived to the 100 block of Bavarian Street, the 911 caller stood on the second-floor balcony and told the officer her boyfriend was hiding in the bushes outside the apartment.
As Cooper hid, he listened to the police scanner on his cell phone, and Chief Rodney Muterspaw believes Cooper was going to “ambush” the officer. Cooper allegedly came out from behind the bushes and displayed a knife to the officer. Glassburn told Cooper to drop what he was carrying, and when he refused, he was shocked by Glassburn’s Taser, which was ineffective.
Cooper then got into the cruiser and crashed into a cruiser driven by Officer Ryan Morgan, who was responding to the disturbance call.
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