Erratic driving and altercation leads to attempted murder charge for Ozark man

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — An Ozark man was arrested Sunday night for assault-attempted murder, among other charges, after a traffic altercation with a knife, according to the Daleville Department of Public Safety.

Daleville authorities received a report at 11:54 a.m. on Sunday of an attempted assault which stemmed from a traffic altercation between Dennis Cooper, 52, and the victim who reported his erratic driving.

This is still an open investigation, however authorities did confirm that Cooper was driving recklessly and blocking lanes. The victim and the other individuals in the victim’s car stated that Cooper got out of his vehicle, blocking the roadway and a verbal altercation ensued between the two drivers.

Daleville Public Safety Chief, Allen Medley said Cooper took a knife out and threatened the victim with it and then fled away.

Medley said a BOLO was put out on Cooper and his vehicle after the incident at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Cooper was arrested at his home in Daleville and charged with assault-reckless endangerment, assault-attempted murder, obstructing police, and attempt to elude.

Cooper is currently in the Dale County Jail with no bond.

WDHN News will keep you updated on this ongoing investigation as it develops.

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