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Officer Matt Royal and his wife, Lizi, live in the Todd community. Submitted photo

Originally published: 2013-07-18 12:53:55
Last modified: 2013-07-18 12:54:39

Officer Royal began career in Blowing Rock

By Capt. Aaron Miller


This month’s featured officer is Matt Royal.

Royal completed basic law enforcement training in May 2011. He began his career as a law enforcement officer in Blowing Rock in January 2012.

Royal serves as a police officer I and is currently our department’s liaison for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Royal lives in the Todd community with his wife, Lizi, who is currently expecting their first child.  
Two arrests were reported last week.

Ryan Matthew Pearman, 36, of Raleigh was arrested on July 10 and charged with driving while impaired. Pearman was release by the magistrate on a written promise to appear.

Kamile Cassaundra Brown, 23, of Boone was arrested on July 12. Brown was arrested following a traffic stop on Valley Boulevard after it was discovered that she had outstanding warrants.

Officers found that Brown was wanted in Gaston County for failure to appear and was also wanted in Portland, Ore., on charges of interstate transporting of stolen property. Brown was held at the Watauga County Jail on a $50,500 secured bond.

Other incident reports taken last week include a larceny of castiron flower pots from a home on Rhododendron Drive, a larceny of gas from a vehicle and a defrauding of an innkeeper when a guest of a local hotel left without paying their bill.
Five citations were issued last week. The charges include driving while license revoked, expired registration, no seat belt and improper equipment.

For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

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