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A Stafford County man faces several charges, including indecent exposure, after he was accused of showing up at an acquaintance’s home early Sunday and causing what police said was a disturbance that was quelled by a Taser.

By the time deputies Bo Truslow and Kevin Lytle arrived at the residence on Mountain View Road, the suspect was naked in the front yard, yelling and screaming incoherently, sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said. He was finally taken into custody after a struggle with deputies that included the use of a Taser.

Kennedy said a resident called 911 at 6:14 a.m. after the suspect showed up at the home unannounced. Kennedy said that after getting into the home, the suspect, who was clothed at the time, became irate for no apparent reason and began screaming and breaking things.

The caller believed he was on some type of hallucinogenic drug. The residents knew the suspect, but said he hadn’t been to the home in several months.

The suspect was naked and sweating profusely outside when deputies arrived. Truslow asked him to calm down and lie on the ground, but Kennedy said the suspect continued screaming, cursing and ignoring the deputies. He was finally secured in an ambulance and taken to a hospital to be checked out.

Travis Andrew Cooke, 20, was charged with disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404


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