Fugitive Wanted for a Year Was Hiding Out in Plainfield: Police

Benjamin Cook 1200
Plainfield Police

A convicted felon who was wanted in Norwich and on the run for almost a year was found hiding out in a Plainfield home, according to police.

Police said they received information that Benjamin Cook, 26, of Norwich, was hiding out at 289 Gendron Road in Plainfield and apprehended him around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

During the arrest, police found Cook with more than 1 ounce of cocaine prepackaged for sale and marijuana, police said.

The warrants are for several charges out of Norwich, including robbery, burglary, sale of narcotics, assault and strangulation.

Cook was brought to the Plainfield Police Department and held on $127,000 bond.

He was charged with three counts of failure to appear in the first degree, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of marijuana.

Cook is schedule to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on Thursday.

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