Bartlesville man accused of breaking into home while residents in jail

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Bartlesville man has been arrested in connection to an incident in May when he allegedly broke into a home while its residents were in jail.

Nineteen-year-old Cody Dwayne Cook, facing a charge of burglary in the second-degree, appeared in Washington County District Court on Monday where the judge set his bond to $50,000.

According to police, on May 25 two Bartlesville residents released from jail after being arrested the day prior returned to their home on the 300 block of S. Virginia Avenue to find their house broken into and numerous items stolen.

When one of them called Cook by phone, Cook admitted to him he had taken the items while the two were in jail and added he was sorry. He told the couple he had sold some of the stolen jewelry to a downtown Bartlesville jewelry store, said police.

According to the report, police in June recovered from the store several items the partners had reported stolen, items which Cook reportedly had sold to the store for $273.

During an interview with police that same day in June, Cook reportedly admitted to an investigator to removing the items from the couple's home.

Cook is due back in court on Sept. 7.

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