On January 23, 2019, the Boone Police Department received a report of a sexual assault. A young woman reported that she was assaulted in her home after taking a ride from a local bar to her residence. The identity of the suspect was unknown at that time.
“We take these cases very serious. We began an investigation immediately. We started identifying possible witnesses. We were able to locate some surveillance video footage from the area that was helpful. Our agency also submitted forensic evidence from this investigation to the North Carolina Crime Lab.”– Lieutenant Chris Hatton, Investigations Division Commander
The culmination of this investigation occurred when the Boone Police Department received the results of a DNA analysis from the North Carolina State Crime Lab.
“When we submit evidence to the North Carolina Crime Lab for analysis, it takes time. Those results are a crucial piece of evidence in this case. These type cases are among the most difficult cases we investigate. I am proud of our work in this investigation.”
– Dana Crawford, Chief of Police
The suspect was identified as Quanshawn Tyquan Jackson. Mr. Jackson was arrested in Spruce Pine on June 12, 2019, at approximately 10:40pm by the Spruce Pine Police Department.
The Boone Police Department would like to formally thank the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and Spruce Pine Police Department for their assistance in this case.
The suspect in this investigation is:
Quanshawn Tyquan Jackson
B/M, DOB 02/10/1992
343 Fairground Street, # 8,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Mr. Jackson was charged with:
One Count – Felony 2nd Degree Forcible Rape.
One Count – Felony 1st Degree Burglary
Mr. Jackson was lodged in the McDowell County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.