Extradition delayed for murder suspect

Jim Martyka

The extradition hearing of the man accused of murdering University student Kami Talley was delayed in Alexandria, Va., last week because the state governor’s office didn’t have the necessary documents prepared.
The new date for the extradition hearing of Louis Cardona Buggs is July 19. A court official called the delay unusual.
In the meantime, Buggs has been in a jail cell in Alexandria. His extradition hearing was originally set for April 24, but he appeared in court on that date without a lawyer. The hearing was later rescheduled for May 23.
Buggs is accused of killing Talley at her workplace in north Minneapolis. After a two-month search, FBI agents arrested him April 20 at a relative’s house in Alexandria.

In other police news:
ù University Police arrested a man May 21 on the West Bank who was wanted for forging checks.
According to a police report, an officer saw three men drinking malt liquor on the corner of 19th and Riverside avenues. The officer asked for their names and discovered one of the men, Justin Clayton Bunn, had a warrant out for his arrest in Crow Wing County.
Bunn, who is not a University student, is wanted in the central Minnesota county for forging checks. He was arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail. The other men were told to leave the area.
ù Employees at Akerman Hall are concerned about a recent rash of crime that has swept through the engineering building.
University Police reports state three incidents occurred there in the past two weeks. Employees chased two men from the building May 18 after they were seen trying to steal a VCR from a classroom.
Somebody destroyed a model of a moon vehicle May 20 that was hanging in a stairwell.
The latest incident occurred Thursday near an entrance on the first floor. Somebody sliced two cushioned benches with a razor blade, according to a police report.
Employees have also complained to police about the large number of suspicious people lurking in the building. University Police told employees to report anything unusual right away. There are no suspects in any of the Akerman Hall incidents.

ù A University Police officer noticed a man walking down a West Bank street Saturday with a bike wheel in his hand. According to a police report, when the officer approached the man and tried to talk to him, the man ran.
The officer later found the man, who is a University employee, hiding under a car in a nearby parking lot. He was arrested for not cooperating with the officer and booked at Hennepin County Jail.

ù Officers were called to Frontier Hall on May 19 to respond to a destruction of property complaint. A student living in the hall called to complain about the boyfriend of one of her roommates, according to a University Police report.
The victim said when she woke up in the morning, she noticed a strange smell. She then realized somebody had urinated on her personal computer during the night. She suspected the boyfriend was the culprit and called University Police to report the damage.