Asheville murder suspect apprehended in Cincinatti

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department:

On Wednesday, 02-08-12, at approx. 11:45 pm; Detectives from the Asheville Police Department, in conjunction with the Cincinnati, OH P.D. and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force; located and arrested the listed suspect in this matter, Devon Armond Gayles, in Cincinnati, OH.

The capture of Mr. Gayles required numerous man hours and the extensive use of both physical and technological surveillance, to determine his location. It also required our coordination with both the Cincinnati P.D. as well as the US Marshall’s office, for which the Asheville P.D. is grateful.

Arrangements are currently being made to have Mr. Gayles extradited back to NC. The victim’s family in this matter has been notified.

APD Investigating Homicide

ASHEVILLE – On Saturday, 12-24-11, at approx. 0219; Officers with the Asheville Police Department responded to the “Hole In Da Wall” Bar located at 44 S. Market St. in Downtown Asheville, in reference to a shooting.

The investigation revealed that the victim (Anthony Byron Carter, B/M, 10-20-79 with an address of 42 Oak Park Rd., Asheville, NC 28801) had been in an argument inside the bar with the listed suspect in this matter (Devon Armond Gayles, B/M, 11-07-75 of 73 Junior Ln., Candler, NC 28715) just prior to the shooting.

Anthony Carter died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the chest. After extensive interviews that extended throughout the night and into today, warrants have been issued for Devon Gayles for 2nd Degree Murder.

Anyone with any information as to Mr. Gayles whereabouts is urged to call 911 and provide authorities with the information necessary to arrest this armed and dangerous individual.


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