PALESTINE — Two persons repossessing a pickup at an Anderson County residence have been shot and the truck's owner has been arrested. Taken into custody Tuesday night was Doyle Henry Cook Jr., 64.
He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. His bonds total $250,000.
The shooting occurred on County Road 109 when two persons working for Tyler based Investor Recovery Services went to repossess Cook's truck. They were driving away with the vehicle when Cooks is said to have come outside and fired several shots at the wrecker from a .45 caliber handgun. He then chased the wrecker in his car, got in front of it and blocked the road. He is then said to have gotten out of the car and fire numerous rounds from an assault rifle at the wrecker.
Down the road, the wrecker dropped the vehicle and left the area. Authorities found cook and the pickup on Farm Road 319. The wrecker was found on the side of the road on State Highway 294, about half a mile east of Farm Road 319.
The occupants of the wrecker, Vic Crawford and Jennifer Miller, were taken to Palestine Regional Medical Center and later transferred to a Tyler hospital.
Crawford was said to have received gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder while Miller was wounded in the hip. The injuries were said to have been non-life threatening.