A Junction City man was charged Tuesday morning with two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun at deputies, the Boyle County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
Jeffery Clay Graham, 37, also was charged with three felony counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication.
At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a call in Junction City about a suicidal man who had fired a weapon. About 10 minutes after the deputies arrived, Graham allegedly fired a shot at them from an outbuilding, according to the release.
The deputies evacuated area residents and tried to communicate with Graham over a public-address system but got no response. After nearly two hours, Graham stormed out of the building unarmed, "wanting deputies to shoot him," the release said.
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When he did not respond to verbal commands from the deputies, Graham was subdued with a Taser and arrested, the release said.
Graham was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center in Danville.