The Asheville Police Department has charged Phillip Harris, 54, of Weaverville, with discharging a firearm in city limits and violating a domestic protection order, in relation to yesterday’s incident in the River District.
The APD, responding to reports of a gunshot, claimed to find Carzett Lennon with a severely fractured arm, the result of a fall, not a gunshot. Lennon said he had fled Harris, who he claimed tried to rob him at the Bartlett Arms apartments. Harris later approached and showed the APD where the semi-automatic handgun involved in the incident was located. The APD initially released Harris “due to the complexities of the case” but later decided to charge him after consulting with the District Attorney’s office.
Harris is currently held in the Buncombe County jail, with no bond.