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Texas deputy OK after shot in protective vest, suspect held

Jeremy Brian Cook
Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 19:06:36-04

JACKSONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say an East Texas sheriff’s deputy has survived being shot in the protective vest during an attempted traffic stop in which a suspect fled but was captured several hours later.

Henderson County Sheriff Botie (BOH’-tee) Hillhouse says 39-year-old Jeremy Brian Cook of Grand Prairie was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer. The shooting happened before dawn near Berryville, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Cook, who fled on a motorcycle, was located in a wooded area near Jacksonville.

The sheriff says the deputy, whose name wasn’t released, was treated and released from a hospital.

Cook was being held without bond. Online jail records did not list information for an attorney representing him.