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Men Charged In Assault On Raleigh Police Officers

Posted September 18, 2004 2:25 a.m. EDT

— Two men are being held without bond in connection with an assault on two Raleigh police officers Friday night.

At about 10 p.m., just off Raleigh Boulevard near the Raleigh North apartments, officers pulled over a man they believe was involved in a domestic disturbance.

Police say the man and a relative were in the car. When the officers tried to arrest the man, he resisted.

"An altercation occured between that suspect and one of the officers over a weapon. The weapon was discharged," said Capt. J.R. Fluck of the Raleigh Police Department.

The gun went off at least three times. Police initially thought an officer had been shot, but none of the bullets hit the officer. Her injuries came from being hit in the head with the butt of the gun.

Officer B.J. Kaplan was treated for her injuries at WakeMed and released. Her partner, Officer M.L. Little, was not hurt.

Conrad Poole, 22, is accused of assaulting Kaplan and was taken into custody immediately. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a stolen firearm by a convicted felon.

Marvin Jerome Poole, 23, left the scene, but was arrested about an hour later. He was charged with larceny and possession of stolen property.

Police have not disclosed how the men are related.