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James Buckland biography: 10 things about Pound, Virginia man

James Dyer Buckland (©Southwest Virginia Regional Jail)
James Dyer Buckland (©Southwest Virginia Regional Jail)

James Dyer Buckland is from Virginia, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He is a resident of Pound, Wise County, Virginia. (a)
  2. On January 13, 2018, Pound Police Department officers pulled over his car in Wise County and found that he had the ingredients to make meth with him. He was arrested and charged with possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. (b)
  3. On May 20, 2020, he was facing probation revocation in connection with previous felonies. (c)
  4. On May 7, 2021, he allegedly shot Norton Police Department chief James Lane near Central High School in Norton, Virginia. That day, he was arrested, charged with attempted capital murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and held without bail at the Washington County Detention Center in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. (a) (c) (d) (e)
  5. He was 36 years old when he was arrested on May 7, 2021. (c)
  6. On May 27, 2021, he appeared in Wise County General District Court to face charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (e)
  7. His case related to the shooting of Lane on May 7, 2021 was rescheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 9, 2021. (e)
  8. On August 18, 2021, he was indicted on 17 counts related to the shooting of Lane on May 7, 2021. His new charges were brandishing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm in the commission of felony assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of aggravated malicious wounding, malicious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm in the commission of malicious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, shooting a firearm into a vehicle, shooting a firearm in a street resulting in bodily injury, reckless handling of a firearm with reckless disregard for human life and causing serious injury, destruction of property, use of a firearm in the commission of felony destruction of property, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. (d)
  9. On August 23, 2021, he pleaded not guilty to charges related to the shooting of Lane on May 7, 2021. That day, he remained at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, Scott County, Virginia. (a)
  10. His trial is on track for January 31, 2022 through February 4, 2022. (a)

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(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

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