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Local Male Charged With Felony Assault

1621808-jonathan_andrew_blalockOn Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at around 4:30 am, the Boone Police Department responded to the Watauga Medical Center Emergency Department where a 16-year-old female from Winston Salem was being treated for injuries related to an assault.

Mr. Jonathan Andrew Blalock, age 19, an Appalachian State University student from Winston Salem, North Carolina was identified as being the assailant and after a preliminary investigation was subsequently arrested. Mr. Blalock was arrested on charges of felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female and was held without bond.

The investigation is still on going and additional charges may be forthcoming.