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This week’s headline

More details and questions arise after arrest and fire

 by James Matthews


More information was released regarding the tragic deaths of a couple and their unborn child last week, but the information led to more questions.

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan held a joint press conference with newly-elected District Attorney Todd Williams and Asheville Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Romick, Friday (March 20).
Reading a press release, Duncan stated that on Sunday (March 15) the sheriff’s office received a request to conduct a welfare check on Christie and JT Codd of 87 Hookers Gap Road, around 3:30 pm. patrol officers gained entry to the house with the assistance of a neighbor with a key and “determined that there was evidence of suspicious activity.” Read more...

Last week’s headline

Couple missing, man arrested for murder

By James Matthews


A tragic story unfolded Tuesday (March 17) as the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office released that a Newfound man had been arrested in relation to a missing persons case, Tuesday (March 17).

Robert Jason Owens (not the Jason Owens who is a Sunday school teacher and head of security at Freedom Baptist Church) of 1 Owens Cove Road was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder, breaking and entering, larceny and murder of an unborn child. Read more...

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