Press release from the Asheville Police Department:
The Asheville Police Department (APD) Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) has been investigating a reported stalking incident involving a victim employed at a business in downtown Asheville. As a result of the investigation, detectives have charged Michael Matthew Murphy, Jr., 38, of Asheville, with two counts of felony stalking. Murphy has not been arrested and the APD is seeking the assistance of the public to locate him.Murphy is described as a white male, 5′ 11″, approximately 200 pounds, bald and having blue eyes. Murphy is known to operate a black 2010 Honda Element utility vehicle, displaying North Carolina registration of FEX-4072.If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Murphy, they are encouraged to call 828-252-1110.The APD is committed to the mission of the Buncombe County Family Justice Center and encourages any survivors of stalking, sexual or domestic violence to visit the facility at 35 Woodfin Street in downtown Asheville to engage with service providers housed there. More information on the Buncombe County FJC can be found here: https://www.buncombecounty.org/law-safety/family-justice-center/.