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The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

May 1

OFFENSE: A possibly lost or stolen Taurus revolver was reported in the 500 block of Rocky Road, Banner Elk.

May 3

ARREST: Joshua Matthew Church, 32, of 121 Walden Point Drive, Apt. G, Wilkesboro, was arrested on two orders for arrest. Church was issued a $1,500 secured bond and a July 6 court date.

May 4

ARREST: Randy Aaron Smith, 31, of 464 Kite Road, Millers Creek, was arrested and charged with DUI and a domestic violence protective order violation. No bond amount or court date were listed.

OFFENSE: An offense by someone throwing away trash in a private container was reported in the 300 block of Baird’s Creek Road, Vilas.

May 5

ARREST: Artemio Jesus Perez Nanez, 18, of 135 Hampton Trailer Court, Boone, was arrested and charged with assault on a government official/employee and indecent liberties. Nanez was issued a $50,000 secured bond and a June 12 court date.

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: Misdemeanor breaking or entering, larceny of a shotgun and misdemeanor larceny of shotgun shells and a toolbox were reported in the 200 block of South Pine Run Road, Boone.

THEFT: Theft of an Apple MacBook Pro by an employee was reported in the 8000 block of N.C. 105 South, Boone.

May 8

ARREST: Ronnie Keith Hicks, 41, of 338 Brook Hollow Road, Boone, was arrested and charged with simple assault and communicating threats. Hicks was issued a June 12 court date. No bond amount was listed.

VANDALISM: Destruction/damage/vandalism of graffiti on rocks, tables and signs was reported in the 600 block of Howards Knob Road, Boone.

May 9

VANDALISM: Destruction/damage/vandalism of a vehicle window was reported in the 100 block of Summit Woods Drive, Blowing Rock.

May 10

ARREST: Zachary Michael Cole, 23, of 438 Hodges Gap Road, Boone, was arrested and charged with maintaining a place for a controlled substance. Cole was issued a $1,500 secured bond and a June 22 court date.

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