Perdue surrenders in Patrick Co.

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A Meadows of Dan man with ties to Carroll County has turned himself in after being charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses following a shooting June 23 in Patrick County.

According to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Chet Craft Perdue, 22, of Meadows of Dan, turned himself in to Patrick County authorities on July 7 after being on the run for two weeks. Perdue is charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted first-degree murder, and shooting into an occupied dwelling. Perdue is a 2014 graduate of Carroll County High School.

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said the charges stem from a June 23 incident at 11:42 p.m. when 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.

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Carroll grad charged with attempted murder in June 23 shooting

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