APD arrests man in vehicular domestic violence incident

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department:

ASHEVILLE – On Sunday, 03-18-12, at approx. 9:50 pm; Officers from the Asheville Police Department responded to the area of Smokey Park Hwy near I40 in reference to a domestic violence call.

According to the female caller, her husband, later identified as 57 year old Roger Roland Black of Candler, was attempting to run her vehicle off the road to try and get her to stop, as she traveled Eastbound into the City from Candler. Officers responded to the area and observed a blue BMW being driven in a reckless manner by the suspect, and a white Hyundai being driven by the victim.

As Officers attempted to catch up to the vehicles, they observed the driver of the blue BMW collide in a purposeful manner with the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then drove his vehicle over the top of the curbing and into the grassy area in front of the Wilco Hess Station located at 158 Smokey Park Hwy, in an attempt to ensure that the victim who he had just forced off the roadway could not get away.

Officers then observed the suspect get out of his vehicle and approach the victim vehicle screaming. Before an altercation could occur, the suspect was taken into custody

Mr. Black was transported to the Buncombe County Detention Facility and charged with Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon, and Reckless Driving. Due to the domestic nature of the charges he was held on no bond.


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