Additional Arrests Made in Early May Stabbing Incident at Crossing Way in Boone

Published Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:08 am

On Wednesday, May 4, 2017, at approximately 2:28 a.m., Boone police responded to 219 Crossing Way for a fight in the parking lot involving several persons. Shortly after arriving on-scene, officers were notified by Watauga Medical Center that a subject had been brought to the emergency department suffering from a stab wound.

The victim, Teh’Ron Fuller, 21 years-of-age, reported that he had been stabbed in the parking lot of 219 Crossing Way. Mr. Fuller is an Appalachian State University student. Mr. Fuller is currently at Wake Forest Baptists Medical Center receiving treatment for his injuries.       

As a result of the investigation and after consultation with the District Attorney, the following individuals – including two App State football players – have been arrested and charged with the offenses listed: 

Ke’monte Tayvon Hayes, 19, Fallview Lane, Boone, NC

Misdemeanor Assault and Battery

$1,500 secured bond pending a July 21, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court.

Isaiah Diontae Lewis, 21 Fallview Lane, Boone, NC

Misdemeanor Assault and Battery

$1,500 secured bond pending a July 21, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court.

Marlin Lamar Johnson, 21 Rock Haven Road, Carrboro, NC

Misdemeanor Assault and Battery

$1,500 secured bond pending a July 21, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court.

Warrants for three additional subjects have been obtained but have not been served. Arrestee information will be released once the warrants have been served and release conditions assigned.

Hayes and Lewis are members of the App State football team. The App State Athletics department issued the following statement: 

“Appalachian State University’s Department of Athletics, upon learning of arrest warrants for Ike Lewis and Tae Hayes, suspended them indefinitely from the football team. University officials are fully cooperating with Boone Police in their investigation.”

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