CHAMBERS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE: ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES

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On 12/26/21 at approximate 5:10 pm CST deputies and Lafayette EMS 
received a call regarding a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at 
Antioch Church on Hwy 50 in Lafayette.  The call which originated 
through a VA Hot Line was dispatched to both agencies.  Upon the 
arrival the units could not locate anyone on the premises.  

The ambulance personnel then went to a nearby church on Co. Rd. 28, 
also called Antioch.  Upon their arrival, they heard gunshots but 
could not determine where they were being directed.  

The information was then given to the responding deputies and as 
they arrived on the scene, more shots were heard.  After verbal 
contact was made by the deputies to the suspect, Cory McKenzie 
Leverett, 45 of Roanoke surrendered and was taken into custody.  

Leverett has been charged with 4 counts of Attempted Murder.  

The case is under investigation by the Chambers County Investigative 
Division.
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