Man charged with capital murder after shooting Panola County Sheriff’s Deputy

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CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man who fled after fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in East Texas early Tuesday was later arrested in Louisiana and charged with capital murder.

An official with the Panola County sheriff’s office says Deputy Chris Dickerson died after being shot numerous times.

The 28-year-old had been with the sheriff’s office for eight years.

Authorities say 47-year-old Gregory Newson of Shreveport was arrested about an hour later following a high-speed police chase in Louisiana.

Panola County is located on the Texas border with Louisiana. 

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