Madison County man sentenced to 6 months in prison for post office burglary

Jeremy Cook

A Madison County man was sentenced to six months in federal prison for breaking into the U.S. Post Office in the town of Eaton in August of 2019.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 4:21 PM

A Madison County man was sentenced to six months in federal prison for breaking into the U.S. Post Office in the town of Eaton in August of 2019.

Jeremy Cook, 24, of Eaton, admitted that he broke into the post office to steal money, but couldn’t break into the safe, so he fled without any cash.

Cook will be under three years of probation after his release.

Cook was charged in two other incidents that same summer. He and another suspect were accused of burglarizing a home in Fenner in June of 2019, after Cook allegedly stole a key off of the owner’s key ring. He was charged with burglary, attempted petit larceny, criminal mischief and possession of burglar's tools.

Cook was also charged with attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon in August of 2019, after allegedly pulling a knife on a cashier at A-n-W EZ Mart on Route 26 in Eaton. The cashier recognized Cook, so he fled the scene without any money.

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