Tennessee man charged with shooting 2 federal agents
JACKSON (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been charged with shooting two members of a fugitive task force during an arrest attempt.
Bobby Joe Claybrook, 39, was charged Monday with using a firearm during an assault on a federal officer, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Two agents with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force were shot Monday as they approached a home in Jackson to serve a warrant on Claybrook, authorities said.
Claybrook, of Dyersburg, had been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list in August on charges including attempted second-degree murder.
Claybrook barricaded himself in the home, but police negotiators persuaded him to come out after four hours and he was arrested, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement.
The agents who suffered minor gunshot wounds were treated at a hospital and released.
Court records did not show if Claybook had a lawyer Wednesday.
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