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Thursday, March 8, 2012

It just never ends ... crime in the High Country

Ashe Board Pitched Drug Education ProgramThe Ashe County Board of Education heard a presentation by Mr. Roman Gabriel III on a program he has developed called, “Sold Out Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program”. During his presentation he shared that his program is designed to fill the void left due to reduced funding in programs such as DARE
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Suspect Caught After Boone High Speed ChaseA high speed chase came from a traffic stop this afternoon with speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour, followed by a rather slow speed ground search.  The incident began as police were told that a wanted suspect was in the area of Faculty Street in a white Chevy Aveo, and spotting that car, it was followed out onto NC 105 Full Story
UPDATE: Armed Robber Sought in Robbery at Boone Wal-MartBoone Police are seeking a suspect who robbed the Wal-Mart store early this morning, brandishing a handgun. Employees told Boone Police that the man entered the store sometime just before 1 this morning, shopped for some 45 minutes to an hour, then walked to a checkout. Full Story
Mitchell County Stolen Goods, Suspect In Avery CustodyOn February 27th, a breaking and entering occurred on at a McKinney residence on Ollis Lane in Spruce Pine, NC. The next day, the Avery County Sheriff's Office arrested James Adam Garland and charged him with the breaking and entering, larceny. The release from Sheriff Kevin Frye said Full Story
John Richard Gray Takes Plea in Boone MurderIt took three years to come to trial, and three hours to hear, but now convicted murderer John Richard Gray will spend the next 27 to 34 years in prison for the murder of Jimmy Roberts.  Roberts was killed while working at the Gold and Closeout Connection on East King Street the night of December 22nd, 2008, Full Story

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