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Alexandru Lee Cook
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Morganton Man Charged With Strangulation

22-year-old Alexandru Lee Cook of Hogan Street in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (November 15) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday a Public Safety Officer responded to an address on Hogan Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Following the investigation, Alexandru Lee Cook was arrested on the assault charges.

Following the arrest, Cook was incarcerated in the Burke County Jail. He was initially placed under a 48 hour hold, bond was later set at $5,000 secured. The suspect remained in jail as of earlier today (November 18). A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 1.