Blood, Sweat and Gears to roll through town
By Capt. Aaron Miller
Deyton is originally from Morganton and has lived in Boone since starting his employment with Blowing Rock Police in July 2012.
Officer Turpin is single and, although he has no children of his own, he enjoys teaching and spends time at the Blowing Rock School reading in the first- and second-grade classrooms.
Turpin previously worked in pre-K education and for Google.
Turpin serves as a police officer I and child passenger safety technician for Blowing Rock Police.
Blowing Rock Police investigated a vehicle accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Friday, June 14. The truck driven by Keith James Ledford, 33, from Vale overturned on U.S. 321 just south of Green Hill Road near the Green Park Inn.
Ledford told officers that he fell asleep and ran off the right side of the road. Investigating Officer Anthony Biard reported that no other vehicles were involved and no one was injured in the accident.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $30,000.
Ledford was arrested by police following the accident on charges unrelated to the accident.
Ledford was arrested for failing to appear in court in Burke County.
Ledford was held in the Watauga County Jail on a $1,500 secured bond.
Six citations were issued last week. The charges included possession of marijuana, driving while license revoked, no driver’s license and expired registration plate.
Blood, Sweat and Gears, an annual bicycle event, will be passing through Blowing Rock this Saturday, June 22.
Racers will travel into Blowing Rock on U.S. 221, travel south on Main Street and turn onto Green Hill Road.
Police will be directing traffic at key intersections.
During the event, riders will be passing through between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Please be alert and patient as riders pass through Blowing Rock.