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Man wanted for shooting at Cumberland deputies arrested

Posted December 19, 2012

— A man suspected of shooting at two Cumberland County deputies at a Waffle House in Fayetteville two weeks ago has been apprehended, police said Wednesday.

Donquiez Frankie Wilbridge, 24, of Weeping Willow Way, was taken into custody Tuesday at a Motel 6 on Cedar Creek Road. He is charged with three counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and one count of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

Authorities said two deputies were working off-duty at a Waffle House on Yadkin Road on Dec. 2 when someone fired several shots at them before fleeing. The deputies weren't injured.

Wilbridge was being held at the Cumberland County jail under a $287,000 bond.


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  • whatdidusay Dec 19, 2012

    I bet his mother is saying "It couldn't be him, he would never do that". His father is saying.................

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 19, 2012

    Another notch in the old crimminal record.

  • Barfly Dec 19, 2012

    Yet another misunderstood young man. I'm sure he wasn't attempting to be a cop killer. Someone needs to talk to this young man and see where we've failed him. He's an asset to our society and doesn't need to be held back by a long criminal record.

  • Bartmeister Dec 19, 2012

    Hahaha, sleeping at a Motel 6 in his own hometown. Wonder why he didn't just go home? I think we know the answer................

  • Relic Dec 19, 2012

    Next time if he's so bad he should stand still....