- Written by Steve Frank
New Years Eve afternoon, Boone Police officers were dispatched to Ingles after receiving a call for an assault that had just taken place. During the investigation of the assault, the officers learned that the alleged assailant was Dustin Ryan Guy, 26, of George Wilson Road, Boone, and began to search for Mr. Guy who had been observed by witnesses leaving the scene in a dark Chevrolet SUV. A short time later, officers were able to locate the vehicle being operated by Mr. Guy, and the vehicle was stopped on King St in an effort to continue the investigation of the assault. When the officers approached the vehicle and attempted to get Mr. Guys explanation of the events, Mr. Guy sped off heading east on King Street and turned north on Water Street. Boone Police Officers with the assistance of Watauga County Sheriffs Deputies briefly attempted to pursue the vehicle but discontinued the chase due to safety considerations since the identity of the fleeing man was known. Boone Police officers soon located the vehicle abandoned on Queen St not far from where the pursuit had begun. A canine unit was requested and the vehicles operator was soon discovered in a wooded area nearby. By this time, arrest warrants had been issued for Mr. Guy and he was taken into police custody and charged with Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest, Resisting Public Officers, and Assault and Battery. Mr. Guy was taken before a Watauga County magistrate where he was placed under a $25,000 secured bond pending a February 20, 2014, court appearance.