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Man arrested after charging at MSP trooper with machete

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 12:12:19-05

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Lansing man was arrested earlier this month after running at a Michigan State Police trooper with a machete, a news release said Tuesday.

The trooper, from MSP’s Cadillac Post, responded about 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 5 to a car versus deer crash on Lindy Road near Copemish Road in Colfax Township.

The caller who reported the crash told the trooper he had parked far away from the crash because the driver of the damaged vehicle was walking around outside “acting funny” and carrying something.

The trooper then noticed a man running toward him wielding a machete, and ordered the man to drop the weapon after identifying himself.

Jordan Lee Cook, 22, complied and was handcuffed.

He was making statements that were irrational and he appeared to be under the influence, MSP said.

Cook spoke of things that were not there and said he had been fighting off zombies.


His vehicle was heavily damaged after hitting two deer.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found three long guns in the trunk.

Cook was lodged at the Benzie County Jail.

He was arraigned Jan. 6 in the 85th District Court in Benzie County for one count of carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of operating under the influence.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash surety 10%.

He’s next due in court on Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m.