Placed In A “Choke” Hold
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a victim of assault came into the Jail lobby requesting a Deputy.
The victim said the night prior, they had been assaulted by Adam L. Cooksey, 32, of Atoka, who had been angry and accused them of being unfaithful.
They stated Cooksey had threw them to the ground by their hair, kneed them in the face, and had put them in a “choke” hold.
There were no visible signs of trauma to the victim’s neck but there were signs of having been in some sort of physical altercation.
The victim stated Cooksey had refused to let them leave the house until the next day. Cooksey had threatened to kill them and himself.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Atoka County Deputy Kody Simpson served a protective order against Adam L. Cooksey at his residence, and requested a voluntary statement from Cooksey explaining what had occurred.
In the statement he provided, Cooksey stated that they did have an argument but that it was verbal only. Cooksey said he would no longer be in contact with the victim and will be moving from the area.
On Friday, September 11th, Deputy/Secretary Carlin Weeden was given a second statement from Cooksey.
Cooksey wrote that he had a verbal argument with the victim about suspicious text messages and an unclean house.
Cooksey is charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation (felony).