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Officials identify suspect in Upshur County shooting incident

The Upshur County deputy who was injured has been treated and released.

UPSHUR COUNTY, Texas — The Upshur County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect who injured a deputy during a shootout early Monday morning. 

The suspect, identified as Craig Steven Harwart, 55, of Gilmer, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant, a first-degree felony. Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson of Gregg County has set the bond at $250,000. 

Harwart remains hospitalized after being shot during the incident, while in the custody of the Upshur County Sheriff's Office. No mug shot is available at this time because he has yet to be booked into jail.

Officials say Harwart is accused of shooting up a convenience store in Gilmer before leading law enforcement on a chase. 

Harwart then drove up to law enforcement and allegedly began shooting. Officials then returned fire injuring Harwart.

The Upshur County deputy who was hit by a bullet has been treated and released from a local hospital.

The investigation, being led by the Texas Rangers, is still in progress.

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