APD makes arrest in 2011 rape cold case

Jacob Allison Hoots

Press release from the Asheville Police Department:

The Asheville Police Department (APD) has charged and arrested Jacob Allison Hoots (35), of East Flat Rock, with second degree rape for an incident that occurred in 2011. The arrest is a result of APD’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.
In 2019 APD received a Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) hit after the sexual assault evidence collection kit was processed. The hit provided investigators with the name Jacob Allison Hoots. Investigators with APD’s Special Victims Unit began the process of building a case. After a lengthy investigation, probable cause was established to charge Hoots with second degree rape.
Hoots was taken into custody on May 15 by members of the Henderson County Probation/Parole office during an unrelated, routine visit with one of their probationers. Hoots is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility on an $80,000 bond.
To date the Asheville Police Department has submitted 434 sexual assault evidence collection kits as a part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. As additional CODIS hits are returned, APD will continue to investigate and hold those responsible accountable.
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