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1/8/05-Longview

Longview Councilman Assaulted

       A Longview city councilman is recovering from bumps and bruises after being attacked by two men over a transaction dispute. Longview police say Thomas Bufkin and Robert Bearden assaulted city councilman Tommy Finklea at Finkleas' business on 1845 on Thursday night.

      The pair claimed that Finklea owed them money for a 4-wheeler they sold him, but the councilman said he had paid in full. Finklea suffered a swollen eye and bruises in the incident, while bufkin and bearden were charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication.

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