Detectives trying to locate armed and dangerous man, Oshua Peak

Photo via Asheville Police Department

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

Detectives are asking for help to locate Oshua Archie Peak, who is considered armed and dangerous. Peak has six open warrants. He was charged after three shootings occurred in Shiloh within a one-hour time period beginning around 9:40 p.m. on June 16. No one was injured as a result of these incidents.

Peak is charged with:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault by pointing a gun
  • Damage to personal property
  • Discharging a firearm in city limits
  • Go armed to terror of people

Peak is a 25-year-old African American man, 5’10” and approximately 125 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

If you see Oshua Peak, contact 911 immediately. If you have information on his whereabouts, it can be shared anonymously by texting TIP2APD to 847411, or using the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110.

Since January 1, 2021, the Asheville Police Department has responded to 265 calls for service reporting shots fired or someone shot. In addition, 17 people have been shot in Asheville.

About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.