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Convicted Violent Drug Offender Arrested With Meth


Convicted Violent Drug Offender Arrested With Meth



For Immediate Release

Date: February 6, 2023

Contact: Lieutenant Kyle Wiford

Phone: (620) 421-7060




On February 3, 2023 at approximately 8:50 p.m., Parsons Officers were called to the area of 900 South 26th for a report of a domestic violence incident. There officers met with the victim and probable cause was established for the arrest of Justin Ray Cooper, 36 years old of Parsons, for Domestic Battery and other offenses.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Officer observed a vehicle that was registered to Cooper in the 500 block of South 26th Street. Officer Luke Schibi and Sgt. Tony Adamson conducted a traffic stop with Cooper. When Cooper was told he was under arrest, he became combative and resistive with officers. There was a short foot pursuit when Cooper fled from officers before being taken into custody.

During the search incident to arrest, Cooper was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. There were multiple baggies containing approximately 136 grams or 4.8 ounces of Methamphetamine. The estimated street value could be nearly $14,000 if a gram sale is close to $100.

"This is an example of a broken system," said Lt Kyle Wiford, "Cooper has a long and prolific criminal history dating back 20 years. His offenses would shock the conscious of most people. And he is active again in the manufacture and sale of death on our streets."

"Cooper is a registered Violent and Drug offender, which stems from convictions in 2010 for Voluntary Manslaughter and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance. Cooper was paroled in January of 2021 and his parole expired on January 16th, 2023. Two weeks later, he is committing serious felonies in Parsons," said Police Chief Robert Spinks.

"He did over ten years in prison and has been out for 2 years and he continues with his cycle of violence in this domestic battery," says Deputy Chief Dennis Dodd. "I have had contact with Cooper off and on for twenty years, some people just do not change. Hats off to the Officers who arrested this violent repeat offender who is a menace to Parsons and Kansas."

Cooper was arrested for Domestic Violence, Criminal Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference with Law Enforcement.

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at

Justin Cooper, 36 years old of Parsons