Local Authorities Searching For Man Who Failed To Report To Ripley Co. Jail
By Travis Thayer
Douglas Cooper is wanted by authorities in Ripley County. Photos provided.
(Ripley County, Ind.) – Local authorities are hoping the public can provide information about a man who failed to report to jail.
On October 30, Douglas Cooper pleaded guilty to Operating as a Habitual Traffic Violator (Level 5 felony) and Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A misdemeanor).
Cooper, 40, was sentenced in Ripley County Circuit Court to five years behind bars and one year suspended to probation due to an extensive criminal history that includes 15 prior arrests, five of which were felonies.
The judge gave Cooper the opportunity to report to the Ripley County Jail to begin serving his sentence, but he never showed.
Prosecuting Attorney Ric Hertel is asking the community to report any information about Cooper’s whereabouts as there is an active warrant for his arrest.
Anyone with information should contact Ripley County Communications at (812) 689-5555 or the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000.
A photo of Cooper or his general description was not provided.