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Man jailed after fleeing scene of domestic dispute in semi truck, firing at officers


A man is in jail after fleeing the scene of a public domestic dispute in a semi truck and shooting at officers. 

The incident happened on Wednesday, August 18th in Morris County, Texas. 

According to ABC 7 News, officers received reports of a man pulling out a rifle while arguing with a woman on the side of Highway 49 and responded to the scene. 

When officers arrived, the man fled the scene in a semi truck, traveling on Highway 49 towards Hughes Springs while firing shots at the officers in pursuit. 

Officers continued the pursuit through Avinger and ended in Linden, where the DPS had set up a roadblock. The man, Chancellor Gunter, then surrendered and was taken into custody. 

Gunter is currently charged with  two counts of aggravated assault of a public servant, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle. He is currently being held on $50,000 bond.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. No further information has been released.


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