APD identifies and arrests armed demonstrator, seeks public’s help with second person

A second subject who was wearing body armor and may have also been carrying a firearm was identified, and that investigation is ongoing.

Press release from Asheville Police Department

Asheville Police Department Detectives identified and charged one of the men who was in possession of a firearm during a recent demonstration in downtown Asheville.

Duncan A. Small, 30, of Florida, was charged by the Asheville Police Department with a weapons violation on Tuesday, June 28.  The following day, he was arrested by Waynesville Police Department, served with his warrant and released. A second subject who was wearing body armor and may have also been carrying a firearm was identified, and that investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about the second person’s whereabouts, please contact the Asheville Police Department. If you would like to anonymously share information, you can text TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110.

APD thanks Waynesville PD for their assistance in this case. Also, thanks to the public for their tips which helped in this case.

North Carolina General Statute 14-277.2 states: It shall be unlawful for any person participating in, affiliated with, or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession, picket line, or demonstration upon any private health care facility or upon any public place owned or under the control of the State or any of its political subdivisions to willfully or intentionally possess or have immediate access to any dangerous weapon. Violation of this subsection shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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