Atlantic News Telegraph

CLARINDA — Clarinda Police Officers responded to a gun related incident in Clarinda on Thursday, arresting a Caspar, Wyo. man for assault after an incident at a Clarinda business. On Wednesday officers responded to a call at the Clarinda Lied Public Library for the report of a man being threatened with a hand gun.

On Thursday, Sept. 12 at shorty after 10 p.m. officers responded to a shots fired call at a Clarinda business. Investigation revealed that Robert Christopher Cook, 46, of Casper, Wyoming, had shoved and directed racial and ethnic slurs at Luis David Ramos, 25, of Denison.

Ramos retaliated and struck Cook in the face with a closed fist. Cook then retrieved a Glock .45 caliber pistol from his room, brandished the pistol in a threatening manner and fired a shot into the air. Cook then began chasing Ramos, who was able to retreat to safety until police arrived.

Cook did receive injuries to his face and was transported to Clarinda Regional Health Center for treatment. Cook has been released from the hospital and is currently in custody at the Page County Jail after being arrested for going armed with intent, aggravated assault and reckless se of a firearm.

A charge of assault resulting in bodily injury is pending against Ramos.

Reports concerning the incident have been submitted to the office of Page County Attorney Carl M. Sonksen for review regarding the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, at about 6 p.m. Clarinda Police Officers responded to a report of a man who had been threateded with a handgun outside the public library.

Officers detained David Emilio Gomez, 20, of Shenandoah. Gomez was found in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and an estimated 6 ounces of marijuana. It was alleged that Gomez threatened a 20-year-old Clarinda man with the handgun. Gomez and the victim have an on-going dispute. Gomez was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana. He was arrested without incident and is currently in being held at the Page County Jail.