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No bond for man charged with shooting 2 Mississippi officers

Edgar James Egbert | Source: Madison County Sheriff's Department

A judge denied bond for Edgar Egbert after he was arrested for allegedly shooting at deputies as they tried to arrest him earlier in September.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 3:20 PM

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has denied bond for a man accused of using an automatic rifle to shoot deputies as they tried to arrest him on a kidnapping charge.

News outlets report Edgar Egbert remains jailed after appearing Wednesday before Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger.

Madison County deputy Brad Sullivan was shot in the head Sept. 5 and remains hospitalized. Another deputy was shot in the arm; his name hasn't been released.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's Troy Travis testified Wednesday that Egbert kidnapped a man he thought was involved with his wife, took him home, chained him to a bed and contacted his wife on Facebook. The wife called deputies.

Travis testified that Egbert fired 89 rounds from a fully automatic rifle "with the intent to kill law enforcement."

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