Attleboro Police Need Your Help Tracking Down a Dangerous Suspect
The Attleboro Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down Jamie Coyle, who is wanted on a warrant for assault with a firearm and home invasion.
Attleboro Police are in search of Jamie Coyle, a resident of 12 Fernier Ave. in Attleboro, and they are asking for your help.
Coyle is wanted by police after fleeing from an incident at 46 Holman St. in Attleboro, where he allegedly assaulted several residents of that home. One man was treated at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and received stitches after he was allegedly struck by a gun-wielding Coyle.
Coyle is believed to be in the Pawtucket area. Attleboro Police are asking anyone having information or knowing his whereabouts to not approach him but to contact the Attleboro Police Department at 508-222-1212 or their nearest police department.
"It is unknown if he's still in possession of a firearm, however he was armed during the assault," Det. Sgt. Art Brillon said.
The Pawtucket Police Department is currently assisting Attleboro Police in Coyle's search.
Police responded after being told the suspect was brandishing a firearm and had pistol-whipped a person with a handgun. The suspect, allegedly Jamie Coyle, fled prior to police arrival.
"The suspect was known to at least two of the four occupants of the apartment," Brillon said. "The motive is still under investigation. I’m not prepared to disclose what we know as a motive. We don’t have him in custody yet and we want to solidify things first before commenting."
A resident of that neighborhood said there were dozens of police officers at the scene between Hebron Avenue and Frenier Avenue. The witness, who asked not to be named, said Attleboro Police detectives and members of the SWAT team were on the scene.
"This whole area was filled," she said, pointing to the nearby parking lots of LaCave Hair Studio and All Saints Anglican Church. "They said this guy had a couple of rifles and wanted to shoot someone."
Police went to Coyle's home and attempted to make contact with him. While trying to make contact with Coyle, a person inside the apartment was seen turning lights on and off and was also seen closing the curtains, according to police.
"Due to the violent nature of the crime(s), the presence of the firearm and the belief that Coyle was inside the residence, officers set up a perimeter around the residence," Attleboro Police Det. Sgt. Art Brillon said in a release. " The Metro-LEC Regional Response Team was requested and responded."
Residents were evacuated from the first floor and a search of the residence was conducted, but Coyle was not found.
Police cleared the scene at about 3 a.m. Monday morning. Police searched Coyle's residence and two vehicles and found a Mossberg shotgun under a couch in the living room and a Glock 9mm handgun and ammunition in the glovebox of one of the cars.
Police have obtained a warrant for his arrest on several charges including: home invasion, armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (a firearm) and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is also being charged with possession of a high capacity firearm while unlicensed, possession of a shotgun while unlicensed, improperly secured firearm and possession of ammunition.