Hit and run suspect identified

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Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:20 pm, Mon Oct 7, 2013.

Coweta Police have identified the person involved in the hit and run accident that damaged property in the downtown business district on Saturday, Sept. 28 as Jonlyn Claire Cook, 45, of Coweta.

A warrant was issued for Cook through Wagoner County District Court on complaints of leaving the scene of a property damage collision.

Cook is believed to have been driving a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder that jumped the curb in the 100 block of South Broadway and struck a light pole, metal trash can, a newspaper stand, dining table with multiple chairs and metal railing.

Local authorities followed a fluid trail east on Highway 51-B and continued around the southern curve to the area of 158th Street, at which time Wagoner County deputies picked up the search.

Cook’s Pathfinder was located at a residence on 321st E. Ave. It had extensive damage on the front end consistent with hitting a light pole. A green metal trash can was still pinned to the front bumper and a reverse partial imprint of “Coweta American” was found on the passenger side of the front bumper.

According to public record, Cook admitted to authorities she was the one driving the vehicle and said she did not know what to do after the incident and continued home.

Records show Cook was suspected of using alcohol, however no additional complaints have yet been filed with the county.

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