HENDERSON COUNTY–A man wanted in the attempted capital murder of a Henderson County Deputy has been apprehended and is in custody at the Henderson County Jail.
What began as a traffic stop involving a motorcycle nearly turned deadly when Jeremy Brian Cook, 39, of Grand Prairie, made the decision to run and a chase ensued at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect shot at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Hutchison, who returned fire. Hutchison was hit but thanks to a bulletproof vest, was treated and released from a Tyler hospital.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said in a press release later Wednesday, “These are the dangers our deputies face every day. Thankfully, this ended with the deputy suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot injury and this suspect is behind bars.”
HCSO began a manhunt after the suspect fled in the Berryville area near County Road 4117.
According to reports, the suspect then stole a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado with Texas plates BR7-1002. Notices flooded Facebook, asking citizens to be on the lookout for Cook, who was reported to be armed and dangerous.
The six-hour manhunt for Cook involved Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies, Coffee City Police, Frankston Police, U.S. Marshal’s, DPS, Texas Rangers and Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies. Helicopters, K-9s and horses were deployed to aid in the search.
Cook was apprehended in the Ironton area, near Jacksonville in Cherokee County. He was captured in a wooded area off of CR 3213.
“The public and law enforcement personnel from across the region brought this case to a quick end,” Hillhouse said, expressing his thanks to all involved for their quick response.
Cook remains in the Henderson County Jail on charges of Attempted Capital Murder and Parole Violation. Other charges will be added, according to the sheriff.