Suspect Claims Innocence in Stolen Vehicle Case

Matthew Gordon Cook
Matthew Gordon Cook

CLAY COUNTY, MN ( – Matthew Gordon Cook, aged 40 and with no listed address, faces a felony charge of receiving stolen property in Clay County, Minnesota. Here’s a summary of the incident:

  1. Incident: On April 12th, a deputy responded to a report of a reckless driver near Glendon who had driven into a ditch. Upon arrival, Cook was found attempting to free the vehicle by revving the engine.
  2. Arrest: Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Consequently, Cook was arrested at the scene.
  3. Explanation: Cook claimed innocence, arguing that he didn’t consider it stealing since the keys were left in the vehicle. Additionally, he stated he had not slept in several days and was fleeing from someone.

Cook’s case underscores the complexities surrounding stolen property charges and the subjective perceptions of theft. The legal process will further determine the outcome of this case.

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