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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