Watauga County Employee Assaulted, Crime Stoppers Seeks Information

Last Updated on February 24, 2017 3:54 pm

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

At approximately 12:50 PM on February 23, 2017, an employee with Watauga County was assaulted at the Optimist Park, located at 1012 State Farm Road.  The suspect in this incident, assaulted the employee after he confronted him over a violation in the park.  The suspect is described as a white male, standing 6’00” to 6’02”, thin built, possibly in his 20’s.  The suspect had a thin white dog (possibly a pit bull mix) in his possession.  He then entered a black Audi or BMW type sedan and left in an unknown direction.  The vehicle was described as having black aftermarket wheels with possibly having red brake calipers that could be seen through the wheel.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.  You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

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