Four Guns Found On Suspect Pulled Off City Bus

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Greenville police have arrested a man after they say he broke into a home on Eric Court this morning.

It happened around 10:45 a.m., not far from one of several armed robberies which occurred overnight. At this time, police are not sure whether 25-year-old John Nemr is connected with the string of holdups.

Greenville police tell WITN News that a neighbor confronted the man with a shotgun, and the suspect ran into the woods. Police K-9 units were brought in to track the suspect.

Another police officer spotted a man fitting the description getting on a city transit bus a few minutes later at 14th Street & Elm. The officer stopped the bus and got the suspect safely off the bus.

Police now say the Nemr had four guns and a bag a marijuana on him when he was arrested. He so far has been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.

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  • by Concerned Resident Location: Greenville NC on May 2, 2008 at 04:19 PM
    The problem that I see is that far too many people feel that the police bear all the burden to catch criminals. What they dont realize is that the community also bears responsibility. Far too many people use that fact that they work alot or goto school as an excuse not to get to know the people who live next door to them or to become involved in local community watch or neighborhood associations. Then they are the first ones to get mad because they find out after the fact that an "incident" has occured in the neighborhood they live in. Hint Hint John... In my opinion there is no excuse not to know at least know the names of the people that live to the left and right of your residence and even across the street. While the neighborhood I live in has an inactive neighborhood association I have 60%-70% of the residents phone numbers and email addresses and when things happen I send out emails to alert and inform other residents.
  • by Ms. H Location: Greenville on May 1, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    I was on the bus yesterday, and I will like to commend the police officers, for being so kind and respectful, even with what they were dealing with. The suspect got on the bur asked for a transfer and walked to the back of the bus, not long after that the police were there. Asked the driver about a passenger and came on the bus to apprehend him, In a very peaceful manner, thank God! Though it all the officers were cordial, they told us what was going on, apologized for the delay and said that as soon as they could we would be on our way. When it was over an officer said thank you for your patience and have a good day. So I would like to thank the police force for doing a wonderful job and for making the police seem more human. I an age were all you hear about are officers, who abuse their authority, kill their spouses, steal, lie, cheat, hurt animals, and are just plain mean. It was refreshing to see that they are not as bad as you hear, all the time on the news. So thank you again GPD.
  • by Mellissa Location: Greenville/ECU on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    Thanks to the GVPD, were proud of you guys, great job. I am very gratefull to know our police is ready and willing to step up and face the violent offenders in our society. I do feel that its up to us citizens to be alert and notify the police when we beleive something is suspicious, really, its a partnership. Oh, and John, i bet you wouldnt even have the nerve to put yourself in a cops shoes when things get violent. shame on you.
  • by Thanks Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    Thanks for the comments, i work for a police deparment, but its a community effort, like the other people said thanks to the neighbor. Mr. john you need to think before you make a comment like you made. from what i do here the two police deparmtent work together, its just not that easy. If your not in LAW enforcement its not like cops the t.v. show. Thanks for the postive remarks its nice to hear them Thanks
  • by dewey Location: greenville on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    Whatever John. You're the joke. Way to go GPD. I hope they prove he did some more and send him to prison where he belongs with the rest of the animals that lack any shred of common decency.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    Well when you are a college student you don't always know your neighbors. I am sorry that I am concerned about my safety. I am glad the police caught the guy, but as college students I feel the police should be in contact w/ ECU police sending out emails. That is all.
  • by chris on Apr 30, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    No john.. YOU are the joke! Unfortunately we are not able to go door to door everytime a crime happens! It is YOUR responsibility to keep in touch with your neighbors and find out what is going on in your neighborhood! It is called being a NEIGHBOR
  • by one2one Location: greenville,nc on Apr 30, 2008 at 05:43 PM
    Good job to the neighbor for our community watch which was in place this morning.Good job to the GPD for quick thinking and acting its great they may have caught a repeat offender if he is in fact the one breaking into homes more than just this one time.However do not ridicule the Defense attorney anywhere b/c its actually a judge and the "System" that lets them out free before their time.
  • by M Location: Jacksonville on Apr 30, 2008 at 05:30 PM
    John what a stupid comment! Kudos to GVPD and to the man who was able to give a good description. That is cizitens looking out for thy neighbor. People pulling together!
  • by Stacy Location: Greenville on Apr 30, 2008 at 03:33 PM
    Once again, Thanks to those who serve and protect us in this violent society we are living. Lets support our police force around the country in these violent times we live. And for this scumbag who they arrested, I hope the court system will punish him to the fullest extent allowed for what he did, I know I dont want creeps like this breaking in to my house or anyone else's. We as a community of citizens need to step up and make sure the justice system (Courts) put these criminals away for good, and above all, not let a lying and deceitfull-ridden defense attorney get them off because of a technicality.
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