Man accused of killing deputy charged with premeditated murder

26 November, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • Christopher Joseph Berak

ORIGINAL STORY (10:26 a.m.) An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy has been killed when he was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by police.

The sheriff said Berak lead deputies on a 22-mile pursuit before he fatally ran into Officer Overall when he was deploying stop sticks.

Berak, who works at a pizzeria and lives with his parents, has prior misdemeanor convictions, including possession of marijuana and attempted fleeing and eluding law enforcement, for which he's now on probation in the 41B District Court, said his lawyer, Stephen Rabaut.

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A court-appointed attorney said Berak has a history of mental health problems and is under psychiatric care.

Berak's probable cause conference has been scheduled at the District Court in Clarkston on December 4, at 9 a.m.

Oakland County officials informed the Lapeer County deputies they were going to deploy stop sticks at the Seymour Lake Road intersection in Brandon Township.

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A private procession for family and Oakland County Sheriff's Office members will follow the funeral.

Police say the suspect hit the deputy and the suspect's vehicle then rolled over.

Overall's death has been ruled a homicide.

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