Citizens Tips lead to the arrest of Fulton County Top 10 Fugitive along with 2 others
Rochester In- The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department received several tips that a wanted person was located at a rural Fulton County residence. On February 13, 2018 officers from several agencies converged on 208 E 550 N Rochester. During the course of their investigation they located a Dawn M. Cook, age 41 inside the residence. Ms. Cook had an active arrest warrant out of Fulton County and was recently featured as one of Fulton County’s Top 10 Fugitives.
While at the residence deputies developed enough probable cause to be granted a Fulton County Circuit Court search warrant for the property. During the search, officers allegedly found approximately three quarters of a pound of marijuana and several grams of methamphetamine and a stolen pickup truck. The truck was reported stolen from the South Bend area in September of 2017.
The following individuals were arrested and have been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the following charges.
Dawn M. Cook, 41 of Rochester was arrested on an active arrest warrant through Fulton County. She was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Eric Parsons, 37, of Coldwater Michigan was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
John Dudgeon, 75 of Rochester was charges with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Theft, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Sheriff Christopher Sailors credits the community’s willingness to come forward with tips and information for the recent successes in combating illegal drugs and crime in our county. “We are getting tips almost daily from citizens who have had enough. Our deputy’s work diligently following up on each and every one.”
Sheriff Sailors encourages citizens if they have any information regarding illegal activity to report it to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department at 574-223-2819 or they may also leave a tip with the Fulton County Crime Stoppers at 574-223-STOP (7867).
Assisting the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation were officers from the Indiana State Police and the Rochester Police Department.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.