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After an officer arrived, Cooper came out of some bushes with a knife, refused to drop it and was tased, police said. Cooper then got into the cruiser of the responding officer and drove it into the vehicle of a second responding officer, according to police. Muterspaw said Cooper ambushed the responding officer, listening to a police scanner on his cell phone and waiting.
Cooper was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony; aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; grand theft felony, of the fourth degree; aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor; assault on a police officer, a fourth-degree felony; obstructing official business, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and criminal tools.