Coffeyville man arrested on attempted doubled murder at drive-in

(11:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1) Second update to Coffeyville Sonic Drive-In . . .


The Montgomery County Chronicle has learned that Robert Jay Bocook, age 27, of Coffeyville, who will be charged in the attempted murder of two Girard men at the Coffeyville Sonic Drive-In on Sunday evening, previously served time in the Kansas prison system for a burglary in Labette County and also served jail time for a burglary in Washington County, Okla., in 2010.

According to records from the Kansas Department of Corrections, Bocook in prison for almost five years stemming from a March 2004 burglary incident in Labette County. He was released in July 2009.


In 2010, he pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary in the break-in and burglary of the Copan Truck Stop in Copan, Okla.  He was recommended to serve seven years in prison, but the courts suspended the sentence due to time served in jail. He was ordered to pay restitution for the burglary.




(10:30 p.m., Sunday)  UPDATE . . .


One man is in custody and two people remain in serious condition in a Coffeyville hospital following a shooting at the Coffeyville Sonic Drive-In, 802 W. 11, shortly after 5:30 p.m., Sunday.


Police chief Anthony Celeste said Robert Jay Bocook, age 27, of Coffeyville was arrested and will be charged with two counts of attempted murder in the 2nd degree, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, and criminal damage to property.


Celeste said that when police officers arrived at the drive-in, they found Joseph Cardillo, age 30, and Damien Illaodo, age 24, both of Girard, Kan., with multiple gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in serious condition.


Bocook was still at the drive-in and immediately placed under arrest.


This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this case, or who may have witnessed this crime, is encouraged to contact the police department at 620-252-6160. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may provide information to the Crime Tip Hotline at 620-252-6133.

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