Suspect shoots at Henderson Co. deputies during chase

ATHENS - A Henderson County Sheriff's vehicle was nearly hit, and deputies were shot at while trying to apprehend a suspect in Athens on Sunday.

According to the police report, Henderson County Sheriff's deputies were looking for 41-year-old Timothy Brian Berry for outstanding warrants in Gun Barrel City. They received a tip about his whereabouts near County Road 2105 west of Seven Points, and saw Berry get into a car as they arrived. 

HCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Halbert attempted to stop Berry, but Berry did not stop and tried to ram Halbert's vehicle. Berry drove off and Halbert and two additional HCSO investigators, Josh Rickman and Jeromey Rose, gave chase. 

Berry got out of his vehicle in a driveway off County Road 4404 and fled on food, firing two shots at the pursuing deputies as he ran. None of the deputies were hit by the gunfire, and they did not return fire.

Deputies were able to take Berry into custody shortly afterward, and found suspected methamphetamine in his possession during a search. 

In addition to the original warrants, Berry was charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest with a vehicle and evading arrest or detention on foot with a prior conviction. 

Berry is in the Henderson County Detention Center on bonds totaling $803,500.

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