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Athens man allegedly threatened to kill repo men trying to take his car

Kevonte Bugg

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to kill repo men who were trying to take possession of his car.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, officers responded to Howard Johnson Inn on West Broad Street to investigate a report of a guest threatening two men with a gun.

One of the victims, a 35-year-old Duluth resident told officers that he was at the motel when he saw a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta that was on his repossession list.

Thew man then called for a 24-year-old Lilburn resident to meet him bring a tow truck to the motel in order to repossess the car.

Kevonte Bugg, 25, of Cellar Court in Athens saw what was happening hen LoneStar Road exited his room, began arguing and then sat in the car, according to the report.

After a few minutes he returned to his room he returned with a semiautomatic pistol equipped with an extended ammo magazine, according to the report, which noted that Bugg allegedly threatened to kill the two repo men.

The man in the tow truck said that Bugg tapped his window with the gun and pointed the weapon at him and also pointed it at his partner, who was outside the truck, according to the report.

After Bugg drove off in the Jetta, officers conducted a traffic stop upon locating it on Lone Star Road, according to the police report.

The report noted that when the vehicle was searched, officers recovered a Glock 9mm pistol with a 41-round magazine, a powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine and heroin and a pill bottle containing an unknown white powdery substance, a tube that contained a rock-like substance that tested positive for heroin, a baggie with an unknown white, crystal-like substance, and five cell phones.

The gun, magazine and ammunition were seized and placed into evidence, and the suspected drugs were to be sent to the Georgis Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab for positive identification.

Bugg was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance, police said.

He was being held at the county jail without bail as of Tuesday afternoon.

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