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.