Press release from Asheville Police Department:
Asheville, NC (June 2, 2023): Asheville Police Department Patrol Officers arrested the man responsible for violently assaulting four people Sunday evening. One of which he strangled.
APD Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a business located near the 90 block of Biltmore Avenue around 8:20 p.m. on May 28. A man at the business was acting aggressively and refusing to leave. While en route, officers were advised of a man running up and down the street violently assaulting pedestrians. Officers canvassed the nearby area and were able to locate Matthew Early Beyer (03/15/1984) of Maggie Valley on Biltmore Avenue. As officers attempted to make contact with him, he fled on foot. Officers were able to take him into custody despite a struggle and charge him with the following:
-Assault Inflicting Serious Injury
-Assault by Strangulation
-Assault on a Government Official
-Resist/Delay/Obstruct, and Intoxicated and Disruptive.
Beyer was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $26,000 secured bond (or $2,600 to a bondsman) issued by the magistrate.