Police standoff with armed suspect in Newport

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BREAKING NEWS  9-25-2013

NEWPORT — Derick J. Niles, 36, of Newport pled innocent in Orleans Superior Court Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after a police standoff at his home.  Bail was set at $100,000 by Judge Howard VanBenthuysen and Mr. Niles was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport.

Early Wednesday morning, the Newport City Police Department issued an advisory warning residents of Highland Avenue between Pleasant Street and West Main Street to remain inside and to lock their doors, just before 7 a.m..  A bulletin issued at 8:18 a.m. further advised residents of the area to evacuate on account of an armed suspect.

For a full court story, and a separate story about this suspect and the incident, please see the next edition of the Chronicle on October 2.

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