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Bond denied for suspect accused of shooting Stafford deputies

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The suspect accused in a 14-hour standoff in Spotsylvania was denied bond this week.

That's according to the Free Lance Star.

Two Stafford County Sheriff's Office deputies are still recovering after getting shot during the standoff.

Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff Pearce says Michael Antosh, 61, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle at his home off the 10300 block of Gordon Road.

 Officials say Antosh was armed and agitated from the moment authorities arrived.

Spotsylvania County's Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team attempted to bring Antosh into custody peacefully, to no avail. Hours of negations ensued.

Neighbors watched in disbelief, as authorities swarmed the area.

Antosh's threats became reality, when officials say he fired at officers. Two Stafford County deputies were hit. One deputy was hit in the leg, while the other was hit in the neck.

Officials say Antosh shot at four deputies. He is now facing four counts of attempted capital murder, and four counts of use of a fire arm to commit a felony.

Detectives say Antosh lives with his wife, who wasn't home at the time.

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