Robbery Leads to Vehicle Chase

by Shane Robbins

On Thursday, May 17, at approximately 11:39 PM, Boone Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in the parking lot of 2575 Highway 105.  The victim reported that a black male and a white female had accosted him with a knife and taken his wallet.  The victim was acquainted with the suspects. The suspects fled the area in a gold colored Buick sedan.

On Sunday, May 20, at approximately 2:50 PM, an off-duty Boone Police officer observed the suspects in the gold Buick at a business on Blowing Rock Road.  A Boone Police officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Pride Drive.  The driver refused to stop and fled across Boone Heights Drive onto State Farm Road.  A brief chase ensued ending when the suspect vehicle struck a residence on Laurel Drive.  The driver and passenger fled from the vehicle.  The female passenger was taken into custody after a short foot chase.  The male driver was able to escape into the woods.  Boone officers, assisted by a Watauga Sheriff’s K9, located the male suspect hiding in a culvert near State Farm Road and Berkley Avenue. The male driver was taken into custody without incident.

Ashley Lynn Price, 34 years-of-age, of Ellen Hass Lane, Hudson, NC, was charged with the following crimes:

  • Felonious Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon;
  • Misdemeanor Assault and Battery;
  • Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property.

Price was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where she was given an $85,000 secured bond pending a June 15, 2018, appearance in District Court.

Marlon Tyrick Horton, 39 years-of-age, of Brook Hollow Road, Boone, NC, was charged with the following crimes:

  • Felonious Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon;
  • Misdemeanor Assault with a Deadly Weapon;
  • Misdemeanor Assault and Battery;
  • Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property;
  • Felonious Fleeing to Elude Arrest;
  • Misdemeanor Driving While License Revoke;
  • Misdemeanor Reckless Driving;
  • Misdemeanor Failure to Stop for a Steady Red Light;
  • Misdemeanor Failure to Report an Accident;
  • Misdemeanor Resist, Obstruct, or Delay a Public Officer.

Horton was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where he was given a $100,000 secured bond pending a June 15, 2018, appearance in District Court.

Boone Police wish to thank the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this incident.  No injuries resulted from this incident.