Update on Boone Man Shot March 12; Suspects Identified, One Arrest Made, One Suspect Still on the Run

Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

March 13, 2012. BOONE — On March 12, 2012 Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 12:12 AM in reference to suspicious activity in the 700 block of Howard’s Creek Road. Officers from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Howard’s Creek Road area. While officers were responding to Howard’s Creek Road, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received an additional report that there was a male in the 700 block of Howard’s Creek Road that had received a gunshot wound to his hip area. An all-points bulletin was issued by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office for a white SUV that was seen leaving the area. An investigation was conducted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office in reference to this incident. The white SUV was located and a search was conducted on the vehicle. As a result of the investigation and the search of the white SUV the following individuals were charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury.

Tyler Coty Delp
118 Wildwood Drive
Deep Gap, NC  28618
Age: 19

Christopher Curtis Lilly
174 Cornerstone Lane
Deep Gap, NC  28618
Age: 21

Christopher Curtis Lilly was arrested on March 12, 2012 and taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and held under a $50,000.00 bond with a court date of May 17, 2012.

The warrant for Tyler Coty Delp is outstanding and as of this date he has not been located to be served the warrant. If you have any information on Tyler Coty Delp contact Watauga County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 264-3761. This incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be forth coming. 


Background on the case

Daniel Wesley Miller, 33, of 178 Jake Miller Rd., Boone, was shot just after midnight, March 12. According to reports, the suspects fled the scene in a white SUV. The shooting happened at 783 Howards Creek Rd., Boone, and the victim sustained injuries to his right hip and right middle finger.

Press Release courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Department.

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