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DC murder suspect Reynard Cook captured in Pennsylvania

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One of the District’s most wanted murder suspects has been captured in Pennsylvania after a year-long manhunt.

Reynard Cook, who is accused of killing his girlfriend in front of their children, was arrested near State College, Pa. on a disorderly conduct charge.

Cook was actually arrested twice in the last ten days after he was first seen running in and out of traffic and trying to take down streets signs in Patton Township, Pa., and then again this past Friday when he called 911 to report seeing guns and bombs at a building in town.

At first, Cook used an alias and refused to be fingerprinted before police successfully got the prints and made a positive I.D.

In his booking photo released by Pennsylvania authorities, Cook looks quite different from the photo police released in 2012.

Cook was in the wind soon after the February 2012 shooting of Yolanda Stone, his estranged girlfriend and the mother of his children. According to law enforcement sources, he found refuge with people willing to help and hide him.

Stone, who was shot on the street in front of her young children, at first survived the shooting, but lost her fight for life on May 20, 2012.

FOX 5 spoke with her family in the days after the attack.

"Always smiling, always joking,” said her sister Shawn Ross. “She was always there for you, and it’s just so sad that this had to happen to her, you know? Because she was a friend. Anytime you needed to talk to somebody."

In the days after Stone died, friends and family held a candlelight vigil in her memory and Reynard Cook’s mother publicly pleaded with her son to turn himself in.

In addition to the murder of his estranged girlfriend, Cook is also wanted for the July 2007 murder of Nacarto Gladden on Quarles Street in Northeast D.C.

We attempted to reach out to Stone’s family for comment, but have so far been unsuccessful.

Cook is due in court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to answer to the disorderly conduct. But the U.S. Marshals have already filed a notice with the jail they are not to let him go.


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