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Originally published: 2014-04-09 12:15:43
Last modified: 2014-04-09 12:16:28

Teen assaulted and struck by vehicle

by Staff Reports

Officers from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and Boone Police Department responded to the area near Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation on Tuesday in reference to a fight in progress.


A 17-year-old male was walking near Vannoy Lane when a truck with a black male and two Hispanic males drove up behind him and allegedly grabbed his backpack according to a press release sent by Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman.


The juvenile jumped in the back of the truck to try to retrieve the backpack.


It was reported that the three suspects exited the truck and allegedly began to assault the victim then got back into the truck.


According to the release, the victim again jumped in the bed of the truck as it drove toward Hollar and Greene Produce.


Another fight ensued and the victim allegedly held onto a passenger of the truck as it drove away.


The 17-year-old  was dragged alongside the truck; until the he lost his grip.


The truck then allegedly ran over the victim who was transported to Watauga Medical Center by medics.


The suspects are unknown at this time.