Arrests made in Swannanoa mobile home...

Arrests made in Swannanoa mobile home shooting

There are 45 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Sep 24, 2007, titled Arrests made in Swannanoa mobile home shooting. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan announced Monday the arrest of two men in the shooting of a Swannanoa man found dead in a mobile home.

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“Fourth Estate = Fifth Column”

Since: Apr 07

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#1 Sep 25, 2007
How is this different from a shooting in a stick built home? Was all of the surrounding aluminum contributory or causal?
Grovemont Resident

Asheville, NC

#2 Sep 25, 2007
No, but this particular location is a hotspot for drug activity. Our neighborhood has complained numerous times and little to nothing has been done about it. I hate that this had to happen in order to get any attention from law enforcement. The manufactured home is falling apart, and is a real eyesore in major need of repairs. Hopefully the owner will be successful in evicting the current tenants, and some changes will be implemented.
fyre mon

Lyman, SC

#3 Sep 25, 2007
yes, these fire traps cause tenants to
live in constant fear of fire.
they burn flat in minutes...
bikerchick

Lenoir, NC

#4 Sep 25, 2007
Grovemont Resident wrote:
No, but this particular location is a hotspot for drug activity. Our neighborhood has complained numerous times and little to nothing has been done about it. I hate that this had to happen in order to get any attention from law enforcement. The manufactured home is falling apart, and is a real eyesore in major need of repairs. Hopefully the owner will be successful in evicting the current tenants, and some changes will be implemented.
Sheriff Duncan says it himself -“We had had reports of this being a drug area and some drug activity going on in this area,” Duncan said. Sounds to me like they have been ignoring your area.
Just so U Know

Camp Lejeune, NC

#5 Sep 25, 2007
fyre mon wrote:
yes, these fire traps cause tenants to
live in constant fear of fire.
they burn flat in minutes...
thats an odd comment...considering it was on fire a few moments ago!
Hmm

Colonial Heights, VA

#6 Sep 25, 2007
Sounds like "fyre mon" should be "fyre starter"?
Just so U Know

Camp Lejeune, NC

#7 Sep 25, 2007
Hmm wrote:
Sounds like "fyre mon" should be "fyre starter"?
Sounds that way....Buncombe County Sheriff Dept needs to read the blogs don't they?

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#8 Sep 25, 2007
Who writes the headlines for these stories. Shooting a mobile home? Read it and you will see just how ridiculous it sounds. Think about it.

Arrests made in Swannanoa mobile home shooting


Aww but such is the ACT!
Ridance

Casar, NC

#9 Sep 25, 2007
bikerchick wrote:
<quoted text> Sheriff Duncan says it himself -“We had had reports of this being a drug area and some drug activity going on in this area,” Duncan said. Sounds to me like they have been ignoring your area.
Considering who is heading up the Anti Work Task Force, I am sure there will be much more ignored. And yes, Duncan said it himself! Classic case of sitting on your hands and hoping nothing happens.
What

Raleigh, NC

#10 Sep 25, 2007
I knew Nino and he was nothing of a good person. He was loud constantly and would steal from his best friend if needed, I know his girlfriend Sam and he beat her and treated her poorly. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a drug deal gone wrong. I hope sam is ok and my love goes to his family.
SeriouslyNow

AOL

#11 Sep 25, 2007
bikerchick wrote:
<quoted text> Sheriff Duncan says it himself -“We had had reports of this being a drug area and some drug activity going on in this area,” Duncan said. Sounds to me like they have been ignoring your area.
Doing an investigation into this alleged drug activity might take time away from video gambling sting operations. I do not gamble, but I, myself would much rather live near poker machine than an alleged crack house.
Dumb Redneck

United States

#12 Sep 25, 2007
This should raise awareness to the dangers of living in mobile homes. At least they are on wheels and can be readily moved to another location.
Friend in VA

United States

#13 Sep 25, 2007
Dumb Redneck- Are you f-ing serious? Out of the that story all were able to catch on to was the "dangers of living in mobile homes." And as well as you think it's soo easy to move them. If a car has been sittin in the same spot for years how well do you think the tires move?

Root Topic...

From what I've heard about the 'victim' he had it coming being involved with drugs. Sorry to the family to say but it's a hazard just like an airborne jumper if your shoot doesn't open it's a hazard of the job you deal with it.

The one charged with murder- It's great that he came forward if he really is the one who shot the 'victim'.

The one charged with obstruction of justice- It sucks that you may or may not have given all the information that they asked of you. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Jeff Smart

United States

#14 Sep 25, 2007
Well Jeff Guzman and the boys are nothing but white trash and always involved in drugs. It all
comes from Dew Drop Inn AKA>Drug Drop off Inn.
I wish Jeff would be charged because he is a drug
dealer and total life looser. I guess the kid who
got shot need that hole in his head before he gave
someone else a hole in the head. As far as his kids they WILL be better off without him.
right up the road

United States

#15 Sep 25, 2007
one of my coworkers who also lives right out past this trailer said this morning about 430am the fire department was at the trailer and it was on fire. On my way home this evening its still there...but yes appears to have been on fire. And who earlier said something about it burning down in minutes flat? WEIRD
Michael

Nashville, TN

#16 Sep 25, 2007
Embra Tucker is a John Edwards supporter
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#17 Sep 25, 2007
Ticker wrote:
Who writes the headlines for these stories. Shooting a mobile home? Read it and you will see just how ridiculous it sounds. Think about it.
Arrests made in Swannanoa mobile home shooting
Aww but such is the ACT!
That is the correct way to write a newspaper headline according to AP guidelines
tookie_too

Gaffney, SC

#18 Sep 26, 2007
For all who dont know Embra Tucker he was someone who smoked Crack...He went by tha name "Deuce" he was very popular out in swannanoa for buying drugs.... This was a drug deal that went wrong. Someone addicted to drugs is just as bad as the dealer selling the drugs to make money. I knew the victim who was shot(Nino).Personally I think that he had a good heart. He was loud and didnt take no shit but that was part of his personality. It wasnt okay for his life to be taken,just imagine if that was yours. I feel sorry for his kids and family. There are so many people with ignorance on here. You go by what you hear. Whoever took it upon themselves to burn the trailer,Good idea. No one was in it or hurt. Its a trailer that needed to be gone a long time ago.
Ford27Cobra

Asheville, NC

#19 Sep 26, 2007
goose not deuce
a friend

United States

#20 Sep 26, 2007
tookie_too wrote:
...Whoever took it upon themselves to burn the trailer,Good idea. No one was in it or hurt. Its a trailer that needed to be gone a long time ago.
While it may be true that the trailer "needed to be gone" it was someones home and they should've had a chance to remove their personal belongings (such as photos, family heirlooms, clothing, etc.) While some stuff can be replaced others cannot.

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