Suspect in death of Oakland County deputy charged with first-degree homicide

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After Berak's vehicle struck Deputy Overall, the suspect's auto rolled over and Berak was arrested on-scene.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of one of its own, early Thanksgiving morning.

Christopher Berak, 22, was charged with first degree premeditated homicide and murder of a police officer, both carry life in prison sentences, if he's convicted.

Berak had previous convictions for possession of marijuana and attempting to flee and elude law enforcement.

The suspect in the death of Oakland County deputy Eric Overall was arraigned Saturday.

The pursuit started there and went westbound to I-69 to southbound to M-15 into Oakland County.

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A court-appointed attorney said Berak has a history of mental health problems and is under psychiatric care.

Officials have previously said Berak intentionally hit Overall, who had just deployed stop sticks and was off of the roadway.

Berak's probable cause conference has been scheduled at the District Court in Clarkston on December 4, at 9 a.m.

The sheriff's office said the deputy, a 22-year-veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, died at the scene.

The following day, a funeral service will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

A GoFundMe page has been established to assist Overall's family, police said.

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