An Asheville man, involved in an attempted robbery in March which led to a shooting, surrendered and was sentenced to imprisonment, Monday (July 14).
Stacey Eugene Lail, 40, was arrested Monday on charges of attempted larceny and conspiring to commit breaking and entering and larceny. Read more...
Georgetown residents may remember Lail after he and accomplice, Chico Talbert, allegedly attempted to break into the home of James Jonathan Carver of Dix Creek #1 Road in March. Monday, in court proceedings under Judge Robert Sumner, Lail pleaded guilty to the charges. As part of a plea deal, the district attorney’s office dismissed the attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon charges, and combined the remaining charges, two felony larceny and breaking and entering, into a single Class H felony charge. According to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office P2C website, Lail was sentenced to approximately two years of incarceration. Prior to the March robbery attempt, Lail was previously convicted of two counts of first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering into a vehicle, larceny of over $1,000, speeding to elude arrest, and assault on an officer. As of press time, Lail is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
The Hutchinson family recently had a very exciting two weeks. Beginning June 16, the family traveled to the Good Samaritan Children’s Home, which is an orphanage in Mapanga, Malawi, Africa.
Nine-year-old Lindsey Hutchinson, a student at West Buncombe Elementary, got to experience a very different culture. “It was just our family,” explains Sandra Hutchinson, Lindsey’s mother. “We stayed most of the time at an orphanage.” While there, the family worked to improve the lives of the kids there. “We gave the kids candy,” she explained. “We taught them how to color; they had never seen crayons before.” Sandra adds, “Lindsey and my son were the first white children they had ever seen in their entire lives.”
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