Civil Asset Forfeiture: Why Your Property May Still Be Seized Even if You Are Never Convicted of a Crime

Published Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Nov. 8, 2012. Innocent until proven guilty carries a lot of weight if you are accused of a crime. But it can be a different story when state agencies seize the property or assets of those suspected of criminal activity. A procedure known as civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to seize property or assets of a criminal suspect and proceed to have them forfeited. Read more…
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Convicted Sexual Offender and Sugar Grove Resident Arrested Yesterday for June Theft of Car From Walmart

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm
July 11, 2012. Tommie Joe Booher, 38, of Sugar Grove, was arrested yesterday, July 10, and charged with one count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Booher is alleged to have stolen a vehicle from the parking lot of Walmart in Boone on June 6, 2012. Read more...
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Dixie Pride Store Vandalized Again, Owner Reacts With Strong Statements Concerning Punishment and Justice

Published Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm
June 15, 2012. Harmon’s Dixie Pride was vandalized Wednesday for the second time in less than a week, and owner Bradford Harmon once again had some very strong opinions about the incident, which he admitted could be controversial. Read more...
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Dixie Pride Store on King St. Vandalized, Owner Believes He Was Targeted With a ‘Hate Crime’

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm
June 11, 2012. Harmon’s Dixie Pride, a historic building located at 471 W. King St. in downtown Boone, was vandalized with spray paint in the early hours of Saturday morning in an attack owner Bradford Harmon felt was akin to a hate crime. Read more...
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Chapel Hill Man Charged with Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny After Break-in in Blairmont Community

Published Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:57 am
May 17, 2012. Boone Police have charged a Chapel Hill, N.C. man with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and felony obtain property by false pretense. This was subsequent to an investigation into a break-in in the Blairmont community. Read more...
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Thomas Liang Charged With Murder After Shooting

Published Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:05 am
April 2, 2012. Sheriff Len D. Hagaman, Jr. reports that on March 29, 2012, at 8:01 p.m. Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to a shooting at 996 South Road, Todd. Read more...
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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. An investigation was conducted by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the shooting. 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 two individuals were charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Read more...
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Boone Resident Shot Last Night, Airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center; Shooting Still Under Investigation

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm
March 12, 2012. Includes Incident Report! Daniel Wesley Miller, 33, of 178 Jake Miller Rd., Boone, was shot just after midnight, March 12. There are two suspects connected to the incident and their names have not been released by the Watauga County Sheriff's Department. Read more...
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Boone Police Department Arrest Second Person in Feb. 11 Assault Case; Woman Charged With Aiding and Abetting

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Feb. 29, 2012. Brooklyn Lacrossa Canter, age 18 of Zionville, turned herself in to Boone Police and was charged with one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting. Read more...
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