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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

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A Junction City police officer was injured as the result of a high-speed chase that started about 3 p.m. Friday as a narcotics operation in Farmerville.
 
Charlie Lee Buggs Jr., 32, finally hit two law enforcement vehicles on Southwest Avenue in El Dorado, Ark., which ended in his arrest.
 
In Union Parish, Buggs is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated flight from an officer and distribution of a Schedule II narcotic (Hydrocodone). No bond has been set.
 
Union Parish Chief Deputy Dusty Gates said Buggs did not resist after the wreck in El Dorado and is facing other charges there.
 
Gates said Junction City officer Andre' Benson suffered moderate injuries after wrecking his unit on U.S. 167 just north of the state line in Union County, Ark., after joining the chase. He was admitted to a hospital in El Dorado.
 
According to Gates, agents with the sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs were conducting an undercover operation in Farmerville. He said Buggs was delivering the narcotics to a BNDD agent and "when the arrest team moved in he fled in his vehicle headed toward Bernice on Louisiana 2 where he struck a UPSO unit head-on at the Shiloh community." The deputy was not injured and Buggs continued toward Bernice where he turned north on U.S. 167.
 
Gates said that the chase reached speeds of 130 mph and that the narcotics were thrown from the vehicle.
 
Once the suspect crossed the state line, Gates said Union County sheriff's deputies joined in the pursuit on U.S. 167 and then U.S. 82 into El Dorado.
 
Gates said some of the narcotics thrown from the 2011 Toyota Camry were recovered after a search by agents. He said about 30 pills were recovered. The suspect reportedly was delivering a total of 50 pills.

 

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