5-day manhunt intensifies for Kentucky fugitive

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a Kentucky fugitive on the run for five days amid a massive manhunt across two states was spotted again but fled into a cornfield after crashing his car.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Miller said U.S. Marshals spotted 62-year-old Floyd Ray Cook in the small town of White House, Tennessee, late Wednesday.

Miller said Cook, who is now traveling with another man, is believed to have fired at the Marshals before he fled. Police and helicopters have descended on the rural county to hunt for him.

Cook has been on the run since Saturday, when he allegedly shot and injured a Tennessee officer, then fired at a Kentucky trooper who tried to stop him.

Cook has been convicted of rape and robbery, and is now wanted for attempted murder.