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Early Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police said leads brought them Country Club Drive in Lebanon. It was 1 a.m. when a couple said that police were at their door.
"We saw one of the police officers peaking through our front window, yelling out 'police open up,'" the witness, who asked that her identity be withheld due to the nature of the investigation, said. "We opened the door to the cops with their guns out and hot."
By 4 a.m. Chris Williams was on his way to work. He owns AutoShadez II, an auto detail shop on the same street.
"It kind of hits home when you pull into your place of residence or business and there's high police activity, you just never know when someone will come running your way, you just don't know what's going on," Williams said.
Kentucky State Police have expanded their search for Cook statewide.
On Saturday, police said Cook shot and injured an officer in Tennessee. About an hour later, a KSP trooper got in a shootout with Cook near Lake Cumberland. The trooper was not hurt and Cook was able to get away on foot.
Cumberland County Schools called off school on Wednesday for the third day in a row, while the manhunt continued.
Since then, police have searched Marion and Taylor Counties. Williams told his wife to be on alert.
"Keep the doors locked, please be careful, if you have to answer the door, make sure she knows who it is," Williams said.
State police now have reason to be believe that Cook may have access to a beige colored 2006 Ford Ranger with KY license plate 8658GB.
"Keep these cops in your thoughts," the witness said. "Currently everybody is on edge and waiting for this manhunt to be over with."
Cook has been convicted of rape and Kentucky State Police urge the public not to approach him and to immediately call 911 if you see him.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green Carhartt style jacket.
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