Two Republican state senators are seeking funds for DWI toxicology and other case work at a new WNC crime lab in either Henderson or Burke county.
Details on former APD evidence manager’s guilty plea emerge amidst lingering questions.
Our investigation continues into which WNC sheriffs will share key documents describing how they handle evidence. Two weeks since our first report, mo ...
Homeward Bound of Asheville, a local homeless services organization, recently took over the Women at Risk program, formerly with Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice, which provides treatment and intervention for women facing prison.
After the sheriff denied and published the Cherokee Scout’s request, the paper withdrew it, apologized and accepted the editor’s resignation. Meanwhile, state legislation to bar the information from the public has been proposed.
“I’m hopeful we’re moving forward shortly” to conclude the investigation, Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore said Monday. But, he added, he plans to hold onto the Asheville City Council-commissioned audit of pilfered eviden ...
Chief William Anderson announced the hire, and said he now knows how evidence went missing and who is responsible. Meanwhile, he said, he’s still not seen the recommendations from a city-commissioned audit completed more than a year ago.
Photos by Police Chief William Anderson, included in one of the reports, show jam-packed evidence storage.
New figures from the N.C. attorney general also show an uptick in busts in Buncombe and Polk counties.