Carroll native charged with attempted murder

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A Meadows of Dan man with ties to Carroll County has been charged with multiple felonies following a shooting June 23 in Patrick County.

Chet Craft Perdue, 22, of Meadows of Dan, a 2014 graduate of Carroll County High School, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied dwelling according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.

Smith said at 11:42 p.m. on June 23, deputies responded to Cockram’s Mill in Meadows of Dan in reference to a call alleging shots had been fired at an individual. Deputy Matt Rorrer was the first deputy on scene and came into contact with Vincent Cabrera, who lives at a residence near Cockram’s Mill.

“Cabrera advised Deputy Rorrer that someone had pulled in front of his residence and fired multiple shots at him and then fled from the scene headed east on Route 58,” Smith said, adding that bullets and shell casing were recovered from the scene. “Investigator Tyler Wilson and Deputy Rorrer continued the investigation and ultimately obtained the multiple warrants against Perdue.”

Smith said Deputy Oscar Tejeda was responding during heavy rain to the shots fired call, at which time his patrol car hydroplaned, exited the roadway on U.S 58 just east of Howell’s Grocery and overturned. Tejeda was not injured in the crash. State Trooper Kevin Mabe investigated the motor vehicle crash. The 2013 Dodge Charger being operated by Tejeda was a total loss, according to the sheriff.

Sheriff Smith said that Perdue is actively fleeing authorities and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Perdue’s whereabouts is urged to contact Sheriff Smith at (276) 692-7012 or Investigator Tyler Wilson at (276) 692-5123.

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