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Man charged in Texas deputy's murder appears in court

Sherri Jones; Tucker Strickland Sherri Jones; Tucker Strickland

Accused murderer Tucker Strickland appeared in a Texarkana, Texas courtroom Monday morning.

He'd been offered and rejected a plea deal for allegedly shooting and killing a Bowie County Sheriff's deputy back in 2011.

Strickland, now 24, was an inmate being transported to the Bowie County courthouse by 54-year-old deputy Sherri Jones for a court hearing in April 2011 when he allegedly overpowered Jones, took her gun and shot her.

At the time of Jones' shooting, Strickland was being transported from a hearing to determine his competency to stand trial on an assault charge. He was accused of assaulting his mother in August of 2010. 

Strickland will be tried in August.

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