An Asheville man was arrested after authorities say he broke into a church. John Ashford Darrell, 27, of North Ann Street in Asheville, was arrested Friday afternoon (July 18).
According to an incident report filed by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Darrell entered the North Point Baptist Church, located on Monticello Road in Weaverville, sometime before 12:30 pm. Read more...
Allegedly, Darrell did not use any force to gain entry. Once inside, though, investigators believe he took a laptop computer and a backpack and left the scene. The items were valued at $550. Within an hour, Darrell was arrested. The sheriff’s office arrest report indicates that he was taken into custody on the church’s premises and charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny. While Darrell has no previous record of having been incarcerated, he is scheduled for court in regards to a trespassing charge and two begging for money, in addition to the Friday arrest. Both charges are listed as misdemeanors. Darrell is scheduled for court on July 21. He is listed as still being held in the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
A major wreck on I-26, which sent one man to the hospital, police say is the result of road rage. At around 9:25 am Tuesday morning (July 15), a Jeep driven by Mark Anthony Rickman was attempting to make a lane change behind a white Volvo driven by Marie Davis Moser.
“We suspect that there were road rage issues going on. As the result of a series of attempted lane changes by both vehicles, Rickman lost control of his vehicle,” explained Woodfin Police Officer Chris Stockton, who investigated the wreck.
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