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Alleged armed pizza thief caught in Watauga PDF Print
Wednesday, 31 October 2007 19:38

Watauga deputies caught a man Tennessee authorities believe robbed a Mountain City pizza store at gunpoint.

Just before 4 p.m. yesterday, Johnson County authorities notified Watauga deputies that a Red Mitsubishi Eclipse was headed towards the state line. 23-year-old Steven Allen Bolick of Denver, North Carolina was the driver and sole occupant of the Eclipse. Deputies spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Old 321 and 421- and a chase ensued. Deputies say Bolick tried to get away by crossing into the westbound lane of 421. In the process, he sideswiped a Dodge truck and went thirty to forty feet down an embankment into a creek.

The chase wasn’t over, however. Bolick exited his vehicle and traveled up the creek on foot. Deputies were in hot pursuit, however, and caught up with Bolick about 300 feet east of the wrecked vehicle. Bolick was taken to Watauga Medical Center. Bolick faces charges in the armed robbery of the Pizza Palace in Mountain City. There are also fugitive warrants for Bolick out of Lincoln County.

As an environmental precaution, a dike was placed in the creek to keep motor oil from polluting the area.

Sheriff Len Hagaman handled the case personally and said it was a combined effort between deputies and communications.
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