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BRANDON TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A man facing charges for killing an Oakland County sheriff’s deputy had earlier told authorities that he was “God.”

Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna told reporters Friday the man made the statement late Wednesday night in the jail lobby and also said he was there to break out one of his “sons.”

McKenna said the 22-year-old Macomb County man drove away and was followed by Lapeer deputies into Oakland County.

Oakland County deputy Eric Overall was laying down “stop sticks” early Thursday morning in Brandon Township to deflate the man’s tires. McKenna says the suspect made a nearly 90-degree turn before hitting the 50-year-old Overall in a grassy area. Police say Overall was “well off” the roadway when the collision occurred and that the suspect deliberately ran him down by swerving to hit him.

Overall’s death has been ruled a homicide. The suspect is expected to be arraigned via video Saturday morning in Rochester Hills’ 52-3 District Court. Police say he has prior 4 prior convictions for possession of marijuana and a conviction for resisting and obstructing police.

A GoFundMe account to help Overall’s family with unexpected expenses has raised more than $48,000 in just a few days.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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