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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- The man accused of assaulted a Virginia State Trooper during a traffic stop in South Richmond had his first appearance in court  Wednesday morning.

Thirty-one-year old Michael White of Richmond appeared via video at the Manchester Courthouse in South Richmond.

Virginia State Police said trooper R. J. Barrett was stopped in a work zone Tuesday afternoon when he tried to stop an argument between White and another man.

Police said that White attacked the trooper, who suffered cuts and a possible concussion.

White ran away, but was tracked down by two hours later by K-9 units. White was found hiding in a nearby building.

White is facing a number of charges that were certified to a grand jury meeting next month. Those charges include attempted capital murder, malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.

White is being held in a Richmond jail after being denied bond.


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