Man found competent to stand trial in death of Deputy Eric Overall

Posted at 8:32 AM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 09:37:09-05

The man charged in the death of Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall was found competent to stand trial during a hearing on Monday morning.

Christopher Berak, 22, of Macomb County, was in court for the competency hearing. In December, Clarkston District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio ordered a competency exam.

Berak is charged with first-degree premeditated homicide and murder of a peace officer.

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.