Boone Police: Son Suspected In Early Sunday Morning Assault & Death

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*Update From Boone Police – Tuesday April 11, 2017*

On April 9, 2017 at approximately 1:56 AM, Boone Police responded to 137 Stoneybrook Court in Boone regarding a traumatic injury resulting from a reported Assault. The victim was transported to Watauga Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.  The other involved party in this case is the son of the victim.

The decedent is Gary Robert Caddell, 55 years-of-age, Fisk Court, Raleigh, NC.

An autopsy was completed today at Baptist Medical Center.  A complete autopsy report is not anticipated for several weeks.  The investigation is continuing.


*Press Release from Boone Police*

On April 9, 2017 at approximately 1:56 AM, Boone Police responded to 137 Stoneybrook Court in Boone regarding a traumatic injury resulting from a reported Assault. The victim was transported to Watauga Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The suspect in this case is the son of the victim. The names of the suspect and victim are being withheld for the family to be notified.

“No charges have been filed at this time. This is the type of case that allows us time to do a thorough investigation up front and then carefully consider what charges, if any, are appropriate. We will certainly include the District Attorney’s Office in this process. The suspect is cooperating with the police and is not believed to be a danger to the community.” ~ Dana Crawford, Chief of Police

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