ROCKY TOP, TN (WLAF) – A call of neighbor’s yelling for help sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Walter Harmon to Savannah Lane at Rocky Top early one afternoon last week. When Harmon arrived, he spoke with the caller who stated that Gary Wayne Cook was walking around the neighborhood very intoxicated and that he had been in his father’s home without permission.
Harmon went to the father’s home who alleged that he came home and found the side door open. He walked down the hall to the bathroom and noticed the door was locked. He knocked on the door, and no one responded so he used a coat hanger to pick the door lock, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.
When the man opened the door, he allegedly found Cook passed out on the floor. When he woke Cook up, he took off walking. The owner of the home stated that Cook was told many times not to come to the house when no one was there. The owner told Harmon that he wanted Cook charged for breaking in the house.
After leaving the house, Harmon found Cook walking down Longfield Rd. According to the report, Cook was very intoxicated with slurred speech and unstable on his feet. Cook was allegedly carrying a white bag with a can he had been cooking “dope” in and a needle.
Cook, 33, 187 Austin Turner Rd, Oakdale was charged on July 7 with aggravated burglary, public intoxication, and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/15/2021)