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E Texas felon injured in shoot-out with deputies

From Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks:

At approx. 12:11 p.m. we received a call for assistance from the U.S. Marshall's Office out of Dallas. They stated that they had a barricaded suspect inside a residence at 9944 PR 3816 in the Easy Living Addition in far Hunt County. The Marshall's Office along with Kaufman County sheriff's Office deputies was attempting to serve warrants on Jason Heath Yates W/M Age 39 of Wills Point. The warrants were for Aggravated Kidnapping x2 and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Upon arrival of Hunt County Sheriff's Office deputies, the Yates subject exited out  the back door of the residence firing at law enforcement officers from a handgun.

The officers returned fire, striking the Yates subject twice.  The suspect was transported by Care flight to Parkland Hospital in serious condition.

"We believe the handgun used by Mr. Yates and another handgun found in his possession was stolen in a burglary that had occurred earlier in south Hunt County.

Mr. Yates was also involved in a shooting that occurred on August 1st in Kaufman County. This subject is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal record. We are always relieved when dealing with these types of criminals that no one else was hurt or killed. Law enforcement is a dangerous profession and I commend all of the officers involved for their courage in doing their job."  Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks

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