A week after the body of Misty Lynn Carter, 21, was found on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking clues in the case. This afternoon, investigators revealed that blunt force trauma to the head was the cause of death.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will suspend an off-duty undercover deputy accused in a road rage incident – without pay – for an unspecified period, Sheriff Van Duncan announced today. Duncan said that the deputy’s remarks to 911 dispatchers had been unprofessional.
A local woman’s accusation that an off-duty Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy threatened her in a case of road rage has sparked an internal affairs investigation. She has also sharply criticized the conduct of the Asheville Police Department, which responded to the call.
It was a tense (and long) meeting for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners last night, as residents and activists turned out in force at a presentation by state and federal officials on the cleanup of the contaminated CTS of Asheville site, which they blasted as negligent.
At their meeting Tuesday, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear from the Environmental Protection Agency and county staff about the state of the heavily contaminated former CTS of Asheville site. They may also hear from citizens and activists angered about the local, state and federal governments’ handling of the situation.
The Asheville Police Department and the Henderson and Buncombe county sheriff’s offices will create a joint task force to “combat the rise of gang-related activity” in the area, according to an agreement signed Feb. 18
A restraining order issued by a Guilford County judge is preventing Buncombe County law enforcement from cracking down on new electronic-gambling machines that offer cash payouts, Sheriff Van Duncan and District Attorney Ron Moore said at a Feb. 13 press conference. “The Legislature passed a law at the end of last year that outlawed the […]
A legal order preventing enforcement of a recently passed state gambling law is stopping law enforcement from cracking down on new electronic-gambling machines that offer cash payouts, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and District Attorney Ron Moore said in a press conference today.
Police arrested two men on Monday and charged them with approaching people, pretending to be law enforcement officials, then robbing them in three incidents that date back to Christmas Day.
A federal judge is scheduled to announce the prison sentence of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford on Monday, despite a last-minute request from Medford’s attorney that the sentencing be delayed
Buncombe County officials are considering policy changes regarding the use of county vehicles after receiving a complaint from the public that Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were using their patrol cars to take their children to school.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants who commit a crime, will soon have the ability to use federal databases to check the status of everyone processed through the county jail.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is the target of a wrongful-death suit concerning the July 2004 death of Marvis Gail Davidson in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. Bobby Medford, since convicted on federal corruption charges, was sheriff then. Under fire: Allegations of a wrongful death in 2004 at the Buncombe County Detention Facility are behind […]
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been sued in a wrongful-death suit relating to the July 2004 death of Marvis Gail Davidson in the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
The Asheville Police Department is joining the Buncombe County Anti-Crime Team, Chief Bill Hogan and Sheriff Van Duncan announced July 7. In 2004, the APD pulled out of the Metropolitan Enforcement Group, a joint antidrug task force involving the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department and other local law-enforcement agencies. At the time, APD officials said that […]
At a press conference this afternoon, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan reacted to the conviction yesterday of his predecessor, Bobby Medford, on federal corruption charges, asserting his office has changed and is focused on the future.
Former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and former reserve Capt. Guy Penland were found guilty on all counts in their federal corruption trial this morning.
Defense attorneys for former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford and former reserve Capt. Guy Penland finished up their closing arguments today. Prosecutors shot back—and a verdict is expected tomorrow.
The prosecution in the federal corruption trial of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford presented their closing argument today, asserting that the evidence against the former sheriff and one of his deputies is overwhelming.
An expert witness called by former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford’s defense attorney testified Tuesday that Medford’s gambling losses totaled $122,000 from 2002 to 2007, and under cross-examination agreed that Medford “put in play” more than $800,000 at casinos.
After former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford took the stand today in his own defense against federal corruption charges, he faced lengthy questioning from his own attorneys, followed by a barrage from the prosecution. He denied ever taking bribes from illegal video-poker operators.