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Texas deputy OK after shot in protective vest, suspect held

July 24, 2019
This undated photo provided by the Henderson County, Texas, Jail, shows Jeremy Brian Cook. 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 Hillhouse says 39-year-old Cook was arrested Wednesday, July 24, 2019, on a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer. (Henderson County Jail via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Henderson County, Texas, Jail, shows Jeremy Brian Cook. 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 Hillhouse says 39-year-old Cook was arrested Wednesday, July 24, 2019, on a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer. (Henderson County Jail via AP)

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.

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