Former sheriff's daughter-in-law pleads innocent to attempted murder

The daughter-in-law of a former Mohave County sheriff was arraigned in superior court Thursday on three felony charges including attempted murder of her estranged husband.

Christie E.

Cook, 42, pleaded innocent to attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and first-degree burglary.

On July 17, Mohave County sheriff's deputies were called to a residence in the 3000 block of Jagerson Avenue where they discovered Christopher Cook, 37, had been shot in the shoulder.

Cook told deputies his wife shot him with a .357-caliber Magnum handgun and took one of their daughters with her.

Deputies found Christie Cook at a residence on Windsor Avenue and arrested her for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Christopher Cook was taken to the hospital and treated for his wounds.

Judge Robert Moon told Christie Cook that if tried and convicted she could receive seven to 21 years in prison for the attempted murder charge.

If convicted of the aggravated assault charge, she could face five to 15 years in prison.

The burglary charge could add another three to 12 1/2 years.

The burglary charge alleges she stole the gun from another residence.

Her next hearing was set for Aug.

30.

Christopher Cook is the son of Joe Cook, who was sheriff from 1989 to 1996.