TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - 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.