Verlon Billy Stiles Killed by Michael Hollifield, Jeremy Altimus

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Old Crime Scene Address:
174 Amethyst Street
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Verlon Billy Stiles was shot and killed by Officers Michael Hollifield and Jeremy Altimus.Stiles was reportedly armed with a knife. Details as to what precipitated the killing were withheld by police.

Killer: Michael Hollifield, Jeremy Altimus

Agency: Spruce Pine Police Department

Motive: erratic behavior, fire

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Verlon Billy Stiles

Death Date: September 6, 2020

County: Mitchell

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 54

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6145

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