POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:01pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 7:59am
TYLER — Late Wednesday night, Smith County deputies and U.S. Marshalls came to The Arbors apartments on Chimney Rock to issue 26-year old Christopher Summerville an arrest warrant. Authorities say Summerville was convicted of aggravated assault of a child and refused to register as a sex offender.
Witnesses say when deputies knocked on Summerville's door, Deputy Josh Caulkin was shot in the chest from point-blank range. His bulletproof vest saved his life, and he suffered only bruises on his chest.
Neighbors say the scene was chaos. Summerville was taken to a local hospital Thursday for a methamphetamine overdose. Police say he injected himself with it just before they issued him the warrant. Summerville has not been charged in the shooting of the Deputy, but investigators tell us they believe he is the shooter.
Jeffery Andrysiak and Kara Adams-Hanley were also detained in last night's incident on drug charges. Bail is set for $500,000 each.