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Alexander Matthew Jackson
courtesy of Watauga Co. Sheriff's Office

Boone Man Charged with 1st-Degree Murder

25-year-old Alexander Matthew Jackson of Boone has been arrested by Watauga County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with first-degree murder.

Jackson was arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday evening (February 8) at a location off Highway 194 North. He was taken into custody after he called 9-1-1 shortly after the incident. Jackson reportedly admitted that he shot 38-year-old Michael Ross of Elk Park, North Carolina.

Following his arrest, Jackson was placed in the Watauga County Jail where he’s being held without bond. No court dates are currently listed.