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HB man to be charged in two murders

A HUNTINGTON BEACH man is scheduled to be charged on Monday in the murder of two people in Newport Beach. (Shutterstock).

A Huntington Beach personal trainer will be charged on Monday with two counts of murder with a special circumstance of multiple murders in the deaths of a man and woman inside of a Newport Beach condo on April 21, 2019.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Jamon Rayon Buggs, 44, of Huntington Beach will also be charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of attempted first degree burglary, and a sentencing enhancement of personal discharge of firearm causing death.

Buggs faces a minimum sentence of life without the possibility of parole and a maximum sentence of the death penalty.

Darren Donald Partch, 38, of Newport Beach, and Wendi Sue Miller, 48 of Costa Mesa were found dead inside a residence in the 2100 block of East 15th Street in Newport Beach on the evening of April 21, 2019.

There is no evidence that Miller had any interaction with Buggs prior to the homicide, according to the OCDA. Miller and Partch were acquaintances.

Buggs has a prior strike for an assault on a police officer in San Diego County in 1995.

Anyone with information regarding the recent activities and whereabouts of Jamon Rayon Buggs should contact Newport Beach Detective Rick Henry at (949) 644-3797.

Buggs is currently being held on $1 million bail at the Orange County Jail. He will be arraigned at Harbor Court, Department H1, on Monday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m.


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