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STAMFORD MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN
PRISON FOR SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JERRELL COOK, also known as “Ill Child,” 28, of Stamford, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to two years of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his federal supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 1, 2009, COOK was sentenced in U.S. District Court in New Haven to 49 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  He was released from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons on January 30, 2012 and began serving his term of supervised release.

In May 2012, COOK was arrested twice by the Stamford Police Department, first on the charges of assault on a pregnant person, second degree strangulation and interfering with an emergency call, and then on the charges of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, tampering with evidence and interference with police.

Judge Hall found that COOK had violated the terms and conditions of his supervised release based on these charges and other technical violations and sentenced COOK to 24 months of imprisonment consecutive to any sentence he receives in state court.  Following his release from federal prison, COOK must serve one year of supervised release, including six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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