Asheville Police request assistance locating wanted person

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: 

The Asheville Police Department (APD) is requesting assistance locating Raheem Shiekh Ridgeway. Ridgeway is currently wanted for an outstanding charge of possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He is also being sought by federal authorities for a supervised release violation.

Anyone encountering Ridgeway should use caution and call 911 immediately as Ridgeway is known to be armed and dangerous.

Ridgeway is a 30 year old black male, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He was last known to reside in Pisgah View Apartments in Asheville, but may likely be elsewhere in the greater Asheville area.

Anyone with information about Ridgeway’s location is asked to call APD at 828-252-1110 or Crimestoppers at 828-255-5050. Callers may remain anonymous through both of these numbers.

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