BOONE, NC (FOX 46) - A student at Appalachian State University has been charged after allegedly strangling a 16-year-old girl, Boone police said.
Jonathan Andrew Blalock, 19 of Winston Salem, was arrested on Sunday on charges of felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female following the incident.
According to Boone police, officers were called to Watauga Medical Center Emergency Department where a 16-year-old girl from Winston Salem was being treated for injuries related to an assault.
Blalock was identified as the assailant and after a preliminary investigation was subsequently arrested.
The investigation is still on going and additional charges may be forthcoming, police said.
Blalock is being held without bond.