Tractor Chase

The tractor that led multiple agencies on a chase Tuesday morning.

WATAUGA — A suspect is in custody after a police chase involving a stolen John Deere tractor and multiple agencies Tuesday morning.

Ronnie Hicks, 43, of Boone, has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses after he led police on a chase in Boone and down onto Elk Creek Road, according to Boone Police Chief Andy Le Beau. BPD is very familiar with the suspect as Le Beau said their officers frequently encounter him. 


Ronnie K. Hicks


The tractor is now in a lot at Boone PD.

BPD damage.

The damage from where the tractor rammed the Boone PD car. The frame is likely bent. 

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