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Man Shot During Green Street Home Invasion in Boone Arrested for Breaking and Entering


On Wednesday, May 3, at approximately 9:37 p.m., Boone Police responded to a reported home invasion at 195 Green Street. Once on-scene, officers found a man suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

As a result of the investigation into this incident, Austin Tyler Cotton, 21, of Sanford, NC, was charged with Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering. He was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where a $5000 unsecured bond was set pending a June 2, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court.

Investigators and the District Attorney’s Office are continuing to collaborate on this investigation.