Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies bring wanted man to justice


POSTED: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 7:07pm

UPDATED: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 7:08pm

After a long manhunt, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies have a suspected rapist in custody tonight.

While responding to a Rape call in Livingston at 6:30 Sunday morning, an LPSO sheriff's deputy discovered James Buvens, 39.

When the deputy attempted to take Buvens into custody, he jumped in a car and fled. After running for a while, he crashed somewhere between Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes.

Livingston parish deputies eventually brough Buvens down about 12:30 p.m. Sunday with the help of Angola bloodhounds, a Livingston parish helicopter, and an eye witness testimony from an off duty deputy.

Buvens has been taken into custody, and charged with aggrivated rape, and aggrivated flight from a police officer.

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