Former Sikeston police officer facing charges in deadly February crash turns self in, bonds out

Former Sikeston police officer facing charges in deadly February crash turns self in, bonds out
Captain Andrew Cooper was charged in connection to a crash that killed one and injured others. (Source: New Madrid Co. Sheriff's Office)

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A former officer charged in a deadly DUI crash turned himself in on Friday, May 22 and bonded out.

Andrew Cooper’s bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety.

According to Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury, Cooper turned himself in at the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office late on Friday evening and bonded out.

He was ordered to not drive, not have contact with the victims, no alcohol, no entering bars or taverns and GPS monitoring as a condition of release.

The Missouri Supreme Court assigned Madison County Judge Robin Fulton to the case after the local judge recused himself. An arraignment was scheduled for May 29 at 9 a.m.

Cooper faces multiple driving while in intoxicated charges, including death of another and a charge of armed criminal action.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cooper was behind the wheel of a car on February 29, when it went through a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle head on.

A Sikeston woman died in the crash. Cooper and three others were seriously hurt.

The husband of the woman killed in the crash filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Cooper. Court records show Christopher Cohen filed the suit in March, and is asking for a jury trial.

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