APD charges man with assault by strangulation

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department:

ASHEVILLE – On Tuesday, 03-13-12, at approx. 9:55 pm; Officers with the Asheville Police Department responded to a violent domestic assault on Robindale Ave. in North Asheville.

When officers arrived, the female victim was found hiding behind a vehicle from her ex-boyfriend, later determined to be 35 year old Anthony Harper. Her initial report to officers was that she had been choked and assaulted by Mr. Harper. Upon seeing the approach of the Officers, Mr. Harper attempted to flee back into the residence as officers ordered him to stop.

Officers, not knowing who or what was in the residence, attempted to detain Mr. Harper and speak with him about the incident but Mr. Harper pulled away and took a fighting stance. Officers then struggled to gain control of Mr. Harper and after several moments they were able to obtain compliance and secure Mr. Harper.

Upon completion of the investigation, Mr. Harper was arrested and charged with Felony Assault by Strangulation and Resist/Delay/Obstruct Public Officers and held on a $6,000.00 dollar secure bond. The victim was transported to Mission ER for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


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