Crime

Junction City man accused of firing at deputies during standoff

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.

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.

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