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Athens man indicted for allegedly threatening to kill men repossessing his car

Kevonte Bugg

By Joe Johnson

An Athens was recently indicted for allegedly threatened to kill repo men who were trying to take possession of his car.

Kevonte Bugg, 26, of Cellar Court was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance (heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to the indictment filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, Bugg was arrested on March 16 after 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.

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

Bugg saw what was happening when he exited his room, at which time he argued with the repo men and then sat in the car, according to the police report.

After a few minutes Bugg returned to his room and came back out, brandishing a semiautomatic pistol equipped with an extended ammo magazine, according to the report, which noted that Bugg allegedly threatened to kill the 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 located it and conducted a traffic stop, 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, the drugs and five cell phones.

Bugg was arrested and on April 14 a judge granted him a $25,000 good security bond with the conditions he wear an ankle monitor and adhere to a nighttime curfew.

Bugg is scheduled to be arraigned on July 12.

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