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Fayetteville police say suspect who shot at officers now in custody

John Adam Quarles

He was been taken to the Lincoln County Jail.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 8:35 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 4:07 PM

The Fayetteville Police Department says it has arrested a man who shot at officers early Tuesday morning.

About 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in Mayberry Courts, said Cmdr. Coby Templeton, department spokesperson.

As soon as they entered the residence, the suspect, John Adam Quarles, began firing a rifle at officers, Templeton said. Quarles then fled the scene.

One officer was injured while seeking cover. The officer was treated and released for non-serious injuries. The injury was not sustained from a gunshot.

Quarles was apprehended by 8 a.m. on West Campbell Street with the assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Winchester Police Department, and Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

As this is an active investigation, the charges are not being released at this time, Templeton said.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates as we get them.

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