A statewide warrant has been issued for the arrest of a defendant who failed to show up in court Monday, July 19, for a hearing into charges that include methamphetamine possession and distribution, and fleeing and eluding an officer, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

The last known address for defendant Timothy W. Cook Jr., 31, was in Chetek, court records said.

During his most recent appearance on Wednesday, June 16, the defendant’s temporary public defender informed the court that there was no one appointed to represent him as yet, despite more than 100 attempts to find an attorney.

At the time of the July 19 hearing, Cook was a defendant in four separate cases involving meth possession, manufacturing and/or delivering meth, fleeing and eluding, and felony bail jumping.

The defendant was arrested in April 2019 after a car and foot chase through Rice Lake.

Court records also said the defendant allegedly received methamphetamine while in the county jail in 2018. The drug was concealed in a religious book.

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