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Boone Man Charged After Firing Gun on Rivers Street Thursday Night

July 12, 2021. On Thursday night, July 8, 2021 at 11:15 p.m., the Boone Police Department responded to a report of shots fired from a vehicle into the air on Rivers Street near the intersection with Bodenheimer Drive. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the shooting. The suspect was identified as Anthony Martinez Grimes, age 47, of Boone. On July 9, investigators executed a search warrant at Grimes’ residence located at 197 Summer Drive in Boone. A handgun and ammunition consistent with shell casings recovered from the scene were seized. Upon completion of the initial investigation and interview, Anthony Martinez Grimes was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Going Armed to the Terror of the People, and Discharging of a Firearm within City Limits. He was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate, where he was given a $20,000 secured bond and a court date of August 10, 2021.

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Navarette Charged for July 3 Shooting on Boone’s King Street

July 6, 2021. Joseph James Navarette, age 24, of 240 Locklear St., Mount Airy, NC, was arrested and charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with a shooting on downtown Boone’s King Street Saturday, July 3. Navarette is being held in Watauga County Jail under a $1 million secured bond and awaits an August 13 court date in the county. At 10:04 a.m., 911 calls indicated that a male driving a white Toyota pickup was traveling west and “randomly firing from the vehicle,” according to a statement from the Boone Police Department. Boone Patrol Officers immediately responded to the 300 block of West King Street, near the area of First Baptist Church for reported gunfire. By Tim Gardner

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