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HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — A man accused of shooting a Henderson County deputy during an early morning police chase has been captured after an hours-long manhunt across multiple east Texas counties.

According to police, a Henderson County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle on a traffic stop in the Berryville area around 3:14 a.m. The motorcyclist, later identified by police as 39-year-old Jeremy Brian Cook of Grand Prairie, Texas, allegedly fired at the deputy and struck him at least once.

A Blue Alert issued Wednesday morning indicated Cook may have further fled the area in a truck that was later reported stolen in the Berryville area.

At approximately 10:17 a.m., Cook was apprehended in a wooded area off of County Road 3213 near Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee County, after an extensive manhunt.

Cook will be transported to the Henderson County Jail where he faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

The Henderson County deputy, who has not been identified, was treated and released from a Tyler hospital.

Bond information was not available at the time of press.