Admitted drug dealer, thief nets 15 years for violent assault

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Christian Cook, of Frisco, received 15 years in prison for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis

Evidence showed that on the morning of March 5, 2013, Cook and a group of friends met the victim and his friends at Auto Splash Car Wash on Preston Road in Frisco. After both cars had been washed, Cook and the victim had a verbal disagreement. Cook and his friends appeared to drive away from the scene, but returned seconds later to discuss the issue again. Cook and the victim were yelling at each other in the parking lot when one of Cook's friends walked up behind the victim and punched him in the side of the head. The victim was knocked unconscious and fell to the ground. At that time, Cook stomped on the victim's head and kicked him in the stomach, causing life threatening injuries. Cook and his friends fled the scene.

The victim was treated at a local hospital before being transported to Parkland where his spleen was removed and multiple plates were surgically inserted into his jaw. Statements were taken from the victim and witnesses detailing what had occurred.

The jury returned a guilty verdict on March 26 on Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. During the punishment phase, the state introduced evidence that Cook had been convicted of a prior hit-and-run as well as a theft. Cook testified that he was a known drug dealer in Frisco and had a reputation for taking anything he could get his hands on. He also admitted terrorizing the streets of Frisco. The jury sentenced him to 15 years in prison.  

Prosecutors Wes Wynne and Rebekah Perlstein prosecuted the case and were assisted by District Attorney Investigator Mike Smith. The case was investigated by Frisco Police Detective Brian Tschudy.