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  • Bond revoked for Dollar General murder suspect

    Monday Jul 9 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Derrick Jamal Edwards violated the conditions of his release after damaging electronic monitoring equipment while swimming, according to a report. Bond revoked for suspect in fatal January shooting at Dollar General on Patton Avenue Derrick Jamal Edwards violated the conditions of his release after damaging electronic monitoring equipment while swimming, according to a report.

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  • Police arrest suspect in weekend stabbing

    Friday Jul 6 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Raymond Eugene Neal, 52, is facing two felony charges after police say he cut a man with a box cutter near Aston Tower and the Garden Apartments. Police arrest suspect in weekend stabbing off South French Broad Avenue Raymond Eugene Neal, 52, is facing two felony charges after police say he cut a man with a box cutter near Aston Tower and the Garden Apartments.

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  • Asheville teen charged with shooting, kidnapping

    Friday Jul 6 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    The teen's charges stem from June 25, when police say he used a small-caliber handgun to shoot 18-year-old woman, according to warrants Asheville teen who turned himself in now faces shooting, assault and kidnapping charges The teen's charges stem from June 25, when police say he used a small-caliber handgun to shoot 18-year-old woman, according to warrants Check out this story on citizen-times.com: ASHEVILLE - Police have filed several felony charges against the teenager whom they recently found after a weeklong search during which they cautioned that 17-year-old "could be armed and dangerous."

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  • APD accuses 4 of assaulting firefighters with fireworks

    Thursday Jul 5 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Among the arrested were Angela Nichole Marko, 34, as well as James Lee Dontae, Jonathan Andrew Mejia and Giovannia Alexis Mejia, all of whom are 19. Police accuse 4 of assaulting Asheville firefighters with fireworks in Pisgah View Among the arrested were Angela Nichole Marko, 34, as well as James Lee Dontae, Jonathan Andrew Mejia and Giovannia Alexis Mejia, all of whom are 19. Check out this story on citizen-times.com: Angela Nichole Marko, 34, James Lee Dontae, 19, Jonathan Andrew Meija, 19, and Giovannia Alexis Meija, 19, were arrested Saturday after an incident near Pisgah View Apartments in Asheville.

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  • Asheville first responders attacked with firecracker...

    Thursday Jul 5 | via WSOCTV 

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  • Do We Still Care About a Safe and Free Press in Amer...

    Thursday Jul 5 | via Creative Loafing 

    On August 13 of last year, a reporter in Asheville was live-streaming a peaceful anti-racist protest when a man approached him. Later in the scuffle, the man told the reporter, "Get out of the fucking crowd, dude! Move it! I will fuck you up!" Fortunately, the reporter was not injured or killed, and Asheville police later arrested 38-year-old Michael Patrick Faulkner on assault charges in connection with the incident.

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  • Area man gets prison for Home Depot robbery

    Thursday Jul 5 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Darrell James Roeder, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Leicester man gets prison time for robbing Home Depot, stabbing loss prevention officer Darrell James Roeder, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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  • Police identify 12-year-old victim in shooting

    Monday Jul 2 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Police have named the 12-year-old killed at Lee Walker Heights on Sunday in what a witness said was a drive-by shooting. Asheville police identify 12-year-old victim in deadly shooting Police have named the 12-year-old killed at Lee Walker Heights on Sunday in what a witness said was a drive-by shooting.

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  • Boy was killed in drive-by shooting: witnesses

    Sunday Jul 1 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    A witness said that he was no more than about 100 yards from the spot where he said he "saw shots come from a car," which then sped off. 'It sounded like fireworks': Bystander says drive-by shooting killed 12-year-old A witness said that he was no more than about 100 yards from the spot where he said he "saw shots come from a car," which then sped off.

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  • Police: 12-year-old shot, killed at housing complex ...

    Sunday Jul 1 | via The Gaston Gazette 

    Police in North Carolina say a 12-year-old boy has been shot to death at a public housing complex. The Asheville Police Department said on its Twitter page that officers responded just after 3 a.m. Sunday to a report of people suffering gunshot wounds at the complex near the downtown area.

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  • Brickbats

    Sunday Jul 1 | via Reason Magazine 

    Chicago cop Carlyle Calhoun has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and official misconduct after allegedly molesting a suicidal man who had been arrested on a misdemeanor charge. According to prosecutors, Calhoun and another officer took the man to a local hospital, where Calhoun sucked the man's toes and took a photo of his genitals as he was shackled to a bed.

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  • Police: 12-year-old shot, killed at housing complex ...

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  • 12-year-old boy killed in Sunday morning shooting

    Sunday Jul 1 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Police will not release the name of the boy until after they've notified his family and friends, they said. 12-year-old boy killed in Sunday morning shooting Police will not release the name of the boy until after they've notified his family and friends, they said.

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  • White officer will NOT be charged for beating and ch...

    Friday Jun 29 | via Daily Mail 

    White North Carolina cop will NOT be charged for violent arrest of a black man for jaywalking, despite shocking bodycam footage Police bodycam footage shows Officer Chris Hickman repeatedly punching a man in the head, while yelling at him to put his hands behind his back Johnnie Jermaine Rush, 33, was walking home from work in Asheville on August 24 when he was stopped for jaywalking Rush was then tasered twice as he's held on the ground and is choked as he breathlessly tells the cops, 'I can't breathe' The North Carolina police officer who was seen on body camera videos beating a black pedestrian will not be federally charged.

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  • Officer accused in jaywalker's beating won't be char...

    Friday Jun 29 | via WSOCTV 

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  • Ex-Asheville cop won't face federal charges in viole...

    Friday Jun 29 | via HeraldSun.com 

    The City of Asheville Police Department in North Carolina has released extended footage showing a police officer beating, tasering and choking a suspect during an arrest on August 25, 2017. Christopher Hickman, the officer in question, was charged No federal charges will be filed against a former Asheville police officer whose violent arrest of a black jaywalking suspect, captured on a leaked video, rattled the mountain city and made national headlines.

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  • Man charged with kidnap, murder of Asheville woman

    Friday Jun 29 | via The Asheville Citizen-Times 

    Gray is currently in custody in Billings, Montana, where he has been charged with first-degree murder in an unrelated case, police said Man charged with kidnapping, murder of Asheville woman who was found dead in Kansas Gray is currently in custody in Billings, Montana, where he has been charged with first-degree murder in an unrelated case, police said Check out this story on citizen-times.com: ASHEVILLE - Police say a Buxton, North Carolina, man kidnapped then killed an Asheville woman, who was reported missing four days before she was found dead in Kansas late last month.

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  • Police release name of 12-year-old killed in Ashevil...

    Friday Jun 29 | via FOX Carolina 

    The Asheville Police Department is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy early Sunday morning. Officers were called to Lee Walker Heights around 3 a.m. where they found two male victims, ages 12 and 18, suffering from gunshot wounds.

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  • Junction City police ID 'Jane Doe'; man arrested in ...

    Thursday Jun 28 | via The Capital-Journal 

    Junction City police on Thursday said the agency has identified its "Jane Doe" as a 59-year-old North Carolina woman, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death. Police said the person found dead in Junction City on May 28 is Tamra Ann Gibson of Asheville, N.C. After collaboration between the JCPD, Asheville, N.C., police, Laramie, Wyo., police, and Billings, Mont., police, Asheville authorities arrested Donald Mack Gray Jr., 58, of Buxton, N.C., in connection with kidnapping, robbery and first-degree murder in the death of Gibson.

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  • 12-year-old killed, teen injured in Asheville shooting

    Thursday Jun 28 | via FOX Carolina 

    The Asheville Police Department is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy early Sunday morning. Officers were called to Lee Walker Heights around 3 a.m. where they found two male victims, ages 12 and 18, suffering from gunshot wounds.

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