Police: Man Arrested For Shooting At Officer

A New Bern man has been arrested for shooting at a police officer Wednesday night.

According to New Bern Police an officer approached Devon Squires of Plymouth who was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Cedar and West Streets at 11:34 p.m.

When the officer approached a gun fell from Squires. Squires then picked up the gun and fled the scene. The officer chased after him on foot for several blocks. During that chase Squires fired the gun at the officer, however the officer was not injured.

Squires was then apprehended in a ditch behind 835 Bloomfield Street. The gun was retrieved by the police from the ditch near the suspect.

Squires was taken into custody without further incident and charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting a Public Officer.

He was placed in the Craven County Jail and held under a $1,000,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to make a first appearance in court on Monday, November 29th.


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  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Nov 26, 2010 at 09:26 PM
    Excellent use of sarcasm OpenCarry.
  • by OpenCarry on Nov 26, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    This story is obviously made-up and completely fictional. Mr. Squires is a convicted felon, therefore there is NO POSSIBLE WAY he could possess a firearm, because both Federal and State law prohibit it. Gun Control laws work--everyone knows that--so there is simply NO WAY that Mr. Squires had a gun, let alone fired at a police officer. Please, WITN, stop posting these untrue stories that are completely made-up...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    So Wilma, you never denied that this was your cousin that you defended right?
  • by Wilma Location: Greenville on Nov 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM
    Anonymous Location: Plymouth NC on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:42 PM.............you called me a moron. WITN? Isn't this a violation of one of your terms of use? Yet, you allow it to be posted. You called me a moron. Wow........totally ruined my Thanksgiving with that comment. I need to cry this off for a few hours.......never heard a comment like that before directed towards me. Such simple minds out there with no thought or creativity. Moron........too funny! Gold Star for that genius response!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    I think they should charge him with a felony assault on a law enforcement officer, attempted murder, etc.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2010 at 07:33 PM
    He's not on the DOC website because he went to federal prison, not state.
  • by The question is on Nov 25, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    Why did the officer approach him? He was riding a bicycle for godsakes. What was the man doing?
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Nov 25, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    I am confused...when an officer does not fire back he is wrong. Yet on previous articles when he does fire back he is wrong. Must be great to sit back and judge people on their job. A job you could not do or even have the cajones to try to do.
  • by not a l.e.o. Location: greenville on Nov 25, 2010 at 04:32 PM
    why do people feel that a law enforcement officer deserves better laws than everyone. They are no better or worse than citizens. Our lives are just as meaningful in God's eyes. I'm grateful for the job that they do but it is just that; a job. When we start prosecuting criminals according to what their occupation is or was, then we are heading down a destitute road. think about if I shot at a prostitute,a grocer, banker, lawyer, garbageman, truckdriver, teacher,doctor, etc...
  • by anonymous Location: New Bern on Nov 25, 2010 at 03:09 PM
    Maybe he didn't return fire because there were by-standers in the area and the officer wisely chose not to endanger them, unlike the shooter. Yes, I have first-hand knowledge of the incident.
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