Attempted Murder Charge in Assault of Police Officer

Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 10:21 PM EDT
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Attempted Murder Charge in Assault of Police Officer

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A Virginia man is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer after a brutal attack in Front Royal over the weekend.

Police arrested 33-year-old Clyde Burrell Jr. He attacked an officer along 14th Street in Saturday, police said.

He slammed Sgt. Bryan Courtney's head on the ground and beat him with his police baton, police said.

Courtney was seriously injured but is expected to recover.

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