Watauga Democrat
April 21, 2009


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Student charged in

multiple graffiti incidents
By Melanie Marshall

An Appalachian State University student was arrested Saturday on multiple charges related to graffiti in the Boone town limits.


A man was confronted by the manager of the Hardees on U.S. 421 near New Market Centre for spray painting graffiti in the restroom of the restaurant. The man ran from the business, but was apprehended nearby by Boone Police officers.

After an initial investigation, officers believe Jameson Leslie Pulsifer, 20, of 214 Jims Branch Road, Swannanoa, may be responsible for multiple acts of graffiti that include the words “burst,” “tride” and others. Pulsifer has been charged with seven counts of injury to real and personal property.

According to BPD Sgt. Matt Stevens, the charges are related to the incident originally reported at Hardees; an outbuilding at 475 Blowing Rock Road that was reportedly damaged on April 17; two dumpsters and an electric service box located at 471 West King Street that were reportedly damaged on April 17; a sidewalk trash receptacle at 567 West King Street, also reported on April 17; an exterior wall at Turlington Law Offices at 890 West King Street that was reported on April 2; and an exterior wall at Daniel Boone Condos at 116 Grand Boulevard that was reported on March 18.

Stevens said additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.

Pulsifer is an ASU student and has a Boone address of 150 Water Street, Apt. 2.

He was placed in the Watauga County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in district court on May 15 in lieu of a $2,800 bond.


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