Armed, Dangerous, And On the Loose

New Bern Police are looking for a man they say tried to burglarize a home, assault a female, and hold her and her child hostage.

Police say Shaun Shepard burglarized his ex-girlfriends home on Arlington Circle and then proceeded to assault and kidnap her and her child on New Years Eve. Police say the ex-girlfriend was able to escape, and that the child was later found unharmed at the residence. Shepard has not been caught, and police say he is expected to be armed and dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of Shepard contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.