Man accused of planning to kill Broward Sheriff's Office deputy

Suspect attacked deputy in former lover's Lauderdale Lakes apartment

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Carl Vaughly Auguste is accused of attacking a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy in Lauderdale Lakes.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Deputies said Carl Vaugly Auguste, who went to high school in Miami-Dade County and didn't get in trouble with the law until last year in Broward County, planned to kill a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy in Lauderdale Lakes.

The deputy wasn't on duty when Auguste tried to kill him, according to an arrest affidavit. He said he was in bed sleeping with his girlfriend at her Lauderdale Lakes apartment when the 23-year-old attacker walked into their bedroom armed with a gun, deputies said. 

According to Detective John Curciouto, Auguste "had an active part in the attempted murder" of the deputy.

The deputy was still recovering from his injuries Wednesday night, and the former Miami Edison Senior High School student was in Broward County jail since Monday.

Auguste, who had once been in a romantic relationship with the deputy's girlfriend, was denied bond Tuesday. Court records show he has a pending June 9, 2018 battery case with Judge Elizabeth Scherer. She had ordered him to wear an electronic monitor while out on a $15,000 bond

Auguste's ex-girlfriend told deputies Monday she feared there would be trouble when she saw Auguste at the same restaurant where she and the deputy had dinner Sunday night in Miramar, according to the affidavit.

The woman said she doesn't know how Auguste, who used to live in her apartment, got inside. After Auguste hit her and started hitting her boyfriend, the woman told deputies her boyfriend asked her to run and call 911. 

Deputies arrived about 3:30 a.m. Monday to find the deputy unconscious in her bedroom at her Somerset Tower Apartments unit at 2780 Somerset Dr. There was blood, but he had not been shot.

Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue personnel determined the deputy's injuries were severe enough that he required hospitalization. According to Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the department, the deputy's condition was improving.

Deputies have yet to release details about Auguste's gun and if he fired the weapon.

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