UPDATE: Aberdeen minister arrested on false pretense charges

For the second time in a month, an Aberdeen minister has been arrested.

James A. Cook, 57, was arrested and charged with false pretense Wednesday, according to Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood.

Cook is out on a $1,000 bond for a June 17 arrest in which he was charged with two counts false pretense.

Cook is the minister at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Aberdeen and is a former president of the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity.

According to Hood, Cook bonded out after he was arrested.

His initial court date is not known at this time.

Jeff Clark/Monroe Journal

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