Hearing held for man charged with killed Oakland Co. Deputy Eric Overall

CLARKSTON, Mich. (WXYZ) - A preliminary exam was held Monday in Clarkston for a man charged with killing Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall.

Christopher Berak, 22, of Macomb County, is charged with first-degree premeditated homicide and murder of a peace officer.

In February, a judge found him competent to stand trial for the killing over Overall.

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

Law enforcement officials said Berak claimed he was God and wanted to break out one of his followers at the jail. 

After a controlled pursuit, he allegedly struck Overall, an act officials say was intentional. 

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