APD investigating homicide

Here’s the press release from the Asheville Police Dept:

Asheville – On February 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM, the Asheville Police Department responded to 25-B Pisgah View Apartments in reference to an assault. Officers found 59 year old, Richard Charles Smith, of Clyde, NC, inside the apartment with serious injuries. Mr. Smith was transported to Mission Hospital where he later died.

Investigators with the Asheville Police Department have arrested Gary Mason Jenkins, 43, of Asheville, and charged him with 1st Degree Murder. Jenkins is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility with no bond.


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