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Arrest made in Greenway robbery & assault case

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Last Updated on August 1, 2022 5:20 pm

A man wanted for attempted robbery and assault on the Boone Greenway Trail has been arrested in Lincolnton.

According to the Boone Police Department, on July 31st, 2022, at 5:53 p.m., the Lincolnton Police Department arrested Artemio Jesus Nanez Perez on two counts of Attempted Robbery, two counts of Assault, and one count of Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on the Boone Greenway Trail on July 26th, 2022. In addition to the Robbery warrants, Perez had a probation post-release warrant and had also removed his electronic monitoring device.

Perez was given a $30,000 bond for the Robbery charges. He was not given a bond for the charge of Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device and will be held for a parole hearing. Perez is currently being held at the Watauga County Detention Center, according to Boone Police.

The Boone Police Department would like to thank the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Appalachian State Police Department, the North Carolina Department of Corrections, and the community for its assistance with this investigation. The Crime Stoppers post generated multiple tips leading to the identification and arrest of Perez.

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