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Mother charged with abducting daughter

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman in Rutherford County on charges stemming from her abduction of her daughter on July 21, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Horse Shoe man sentenced to 16 years for child sexual offense

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A Horse Shoe man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child, District Attorney Greg Newman announced on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Three face charges in botched armed robbery

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Bank teller gets prison for aiding in robbery of customer

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Unlocked cars invite theft

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Couple charged with Planet Fitness break-ins

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'Oh my God. My husband's trying to shoot me,' estranged wife tells 911

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Two charged in series of city car break-ins

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Local man gets 20-year sentence in sexual assault case

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Deputies charge 22-year-old with statutory rape

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MILLS RIVER — Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a 22-year-old East Tennessee man with statutory rape after they found him at a Mills River campground with a 13-year-old girl.   Read Story »

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Teenagers charged in Edneyville burglary spree

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged two teenagers with three felonies after a series of break-ins early Saturday in  Edneyville.   Read Story »

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Police seek two men after shots fired in Green Meadows

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Fugitive rams cruiser, faces multiple charges

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EAST FLAT ROCK — A 32-year-old local man faces a series of felony charges after he rammed a Henderson County sheriff's cruiser, got his car stuck in a yard and ran away, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Local man sent to prison for cheating IRS

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ASHEVILLE — A federal judge sentenced a 66-year-old Hendersonville man to nine months in prison for hiding money in a Swiss bank account and cheating the IRS out of taxes, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.   Read Story »

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Asheville man charged with setting man on fire

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EDNEYVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies charged a 37-year-old Asheville man with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after he allegedly doused a man with gasoline and set him on fire.   Read Story »

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Deputies charge teenagers with Cragslist robbery

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged two Hendersonville teenagers with armed robbery after they allegedly set up two Craiglist buyers and robbed them at gunpoint.   Read Story »

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Fletcher man sentenced for Dollar General robbery

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A 31-year-old Fletcher man was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for his role in the 2013 armed robbery of a Dollar General store in Woodfin.   Read Story »

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Detectives charge man with first degree rape

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Detectives from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit charged a 51-year-old North Clear Creek Road man with first degree rape on Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Cops nab bank robber

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ETOWAH — Officers from five agencies teamed up on Thursday to nab a bank robbery suspect after a $13,000 heist at the First Citizens Bank at 6534 Brevard Road in Etowah.   Read Story »

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Purse snatcher flees in stolen car

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 25-year-old man they say snatched a shopper’s purse from a supermarket buggie and drove away in a stolen Buick.   Read Story »

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Officers charge local man with bank robbery

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Henderson County sheriff’s deputies and Hendersonville Ppolice officer arrested a 21-year-old local man Sunday and charged him with a bank robbery in Laurel Park on Friday and the robbery of the Corner Pantry on April 25.   Read Story »

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Local man charged with drugs and theft

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At the request of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant during the early Wednesday at 611 West Chestnut Drive in Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Nine sent to prison after Superior Court trials

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Nine convicted felons received active prison time in a March 2-3 term of Superior County in Henderson County and a March 5 session in Transylvania County, District Attorney Greg Newman announced in a news release.   Read Story »

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Youth baseball coach faces more charges

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies have added two more charges against a 33-year-old youth baseball coach who they say was spanking boys' bottoms in his home.   Read Story »

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Newman touts felony convictions

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A murder conviction and guilty pleas resulting in prison time for a variety of felonies highlighted recent Superior Court terms in Henderson and Transylvania counties, District Attorney Greg Newman said.   Read Story »

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Texas Rangers arrest local shooting suspect

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HORSE SHOE — Texas Rangers and police officers arrested two people wanted in the shotgun shooting of a man in Horse Shoe over the weekend.   Read Story »

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'Person of interest' caught in Florida

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A 28-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a 52-year-old woman in the Stoney Mountain community was taken into custody by authorities in Florida shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, the Henderson County sheriff's department said.   Read Story »

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Sheriff issues warning about jury duty scam

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has received several questions from citizens asking about phone calls they received from a person identifying himself as "Sgt. Michael Snyder" with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Warrants Division.   Read Story »

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Mountain Home man charged with felony child abuse

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a 24-year-old Mountain Home man with felony child abuse after investigating a complaint and finding that his 4-year-old stepson had suffered bruises on his arms, face legs and back, the sheriff's office said.   Read Story »

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Man charged with rape after runaway found at home

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a 24-year-old local man with three felony counts of statutory rape and a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile after they found a 13-year-old runaway at his residence. The girl had become pregnant, arrest warrants said.   Read Story »

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City's crime rate drops in 5 out of 6 categories

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The crime rate dropped in Hendersonville in every category except larceny from 2012 to 2013, the Police Department said.   Read Story »

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Alleged pot dealer arrested

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After a traffic stop by the North Carolina Highway Patrol early Thursday, Henderson County sheriff's deputies arrested a Gerton man on charges arising out of a search warrant on July 22 of this year.   Read Story »

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Robbers whack victim with golf club

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Two local man were jailed under bonds of more than $300,000 after Henderson County Sheriff's detectives charged them with whacking a robbery victim in the face with a golf club, holding a box cutter to his throat and forcing him to withdraw money from an ATM machine on July 30.   Read Story »

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Detectives lodge felony charges after severe head trauma to toddler

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Henderson County Sheriff's deputies charged a 27-year-old East Flat Rock man with felony child abuse after getting a call that a 3-year-old had been flown to Mission hospital with severe head trauma.   Read Story »

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Six convicted, sent to prison

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District Attorney Greg Newman reported that four defendants pleaded guilty to felonies and received active prison sentences in Henderson County Superior Court during the administrative term of June 23-24. Two more accused felons were convicted in Polk and Transylvania counties and given active prison terms.     Read Story »

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Man, 70, charged with assaulting wife

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Sheriff's deputies charged a 70-year-old man with stabbing his 77-year-old wife in a domestic dispute on Tuesday morning.   Read Story »

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Deputies catch East Flat Rock murder suspect

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Sheriff's deputies arrested the suspect in a stabbing murder this afternoon after spotting him driving a stolen pickup at Upward and Allen roads. James Benjamin Charles was wanted in the stabbing murder of Michael Rondell Brown Sunday night at a home in East Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Man charged with church burglary

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One nabbed, another flees in robbery filmed on tape

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies have obtained warrants for two men thought to have committed the armed robbery that was caught on tape on Feb. 21 at the El Chapulin store at 1726 Old Spartanburg Road. One is in jail under a $200,000 bond in Greenville, S.C., and the other fled.   Read Story »

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Security camera gets good images of bad guys

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A security camera recorded images of an armed robbery at a convenience store on 1726 Old Spartanburg Road and investigators are asking for help in identifying the robbers.   Read Story »

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Woman in stolen ambulance leads police on chase

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A 31-year-old woman driving a stolen ambulance led police on a chase through Hendersonville for several miles before the officers used stop sticks to end her run.   Read Story »

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Mishandling of file postpones murder trial

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A Superior Court judge ordered the Eric Cornell Wilson murder trial postponed after it came to light that defense lawyer's notes ended up in the office of the district attorney.     Read Story »

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Arrest warrants: SRO's sexting started before sexual relations

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The school resource officer accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student sent pictures of his anatomy to the teenager 16 times over three months, according to arrest warrants filed in Henderson County court.   Read Story »

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Father, 19, charged with breaking baby's skull

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A 19-year-old Hendersonville man was charged with felony child abuse after his three-month-old son was hospitalized with a fractured skull and extensive bruises to his face, the sheriff's department said.   Read Story »

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Two sent up for 9 years for dealing meth

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Two immigrants here illegally have been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after investigators charged them with dealing methamphetamine in January 2013.   Read Story »

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East Flat Rock man charged with indecent liberties

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The Henderson County Sheriff's office charged a 59-year-old East Flat Rock man with taking indecent liberties with a child on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Bus driver charged with indecent liberties

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A 70-year-old Apple Country bus driver was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child who had ridden the public transportation bus.   Read Story »

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D.A.: No charge in accidental death of 4-year-old

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District Attorney Gregory A. Newman announced on Wednesday that he will not seek an indictment against Shirley Strickland in the accidental death of her 4-year-old grandson, Lance Duncan, last May 15, 2013 in Brevard.   Read Story »

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Sheriff warns of prize scam

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office warned of a scam in which residents are told they've won a car or $2.5 million from Publishers Clearinghouse and must send cash or prepaid debit cards to claim their prize.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville teenagers charged with burglaries

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies arrested two Hendersonville teenagers and charged them in connection with several house burglaries committed in recent weeks.   Read Story »

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Law officers begin roundup in meth crackdown

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies, Hendersonville police and the State Bureau of Investigation began a roundup of 29 people indicted after an investigation into a large scale methamphetamine distribution and conspiracy.     Read Story »

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Strangely wrapped briefcase forces courthouse shutdown

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A threatening-looking briefcase that turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Grove Street Courthouse and a three-hour shutdown on Monday.   Read Story »

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Sheriff's deputies nab pizzeria robber

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ETOWAH — Sheriff's deputies arrested a local man who held up an Etowah pizza restaurant Friday night after someone spotted the robber later that night at another store, the sheriff's department said.   Read Story »

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Coalition launching fight against prescription drug abuse

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A coalition of health care providers, nonprofit agencies, educators and concerned parents will launch a countywide initiative next week to fight prescription abuse in Henderson County.   Read Story »

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Posing as home aide, woman stole money and drugs, detectives say

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A 25-year-old Hendersonville woman who worked as a home health aide was charged with larceny, identity theft and forging prescriptions while working in homes in Henderson and Transylvania counties, authorities said.     Read Story »

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Local man charged with injuring baby

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A 24-year-old Hendersonville man was charged with felony child abuse after an investigation that started when a woman told a deputy conducting a traffic stop "about an infant being hurt and needing an ambulance."   Read Story »

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Mail theft suspect arrested in Henderson County

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After receiving reports of mail thefts in mid July from residents in the South Rugby Road area of Henderson County, investigators have arrested Wayne Richard Ashton, 29, of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Deputies charge woman as habitual burglar

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Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged a 30-year-old Hendersonville woman with habitual breaking and entering and two other felony theft charges after a Memorial Day burglary in Edneyville.   Read Story »

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Local couple charged in Mills River burglary

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MILLS RIVER — Henderson County sheriff's deputies has charged a local couple with breaking into a Mills River home and stealing a pillowcase full of valuables.   Read Story »

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Impaired man found in ditch charged with boat theft

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LAKE SUMMIT — Officers from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office arrested a 21-year-old Zirconia man and charged him with the theft of a Boston Whaler, $1,100 bicycle, a flat-screen TV and other items from the Lake Summit area.   Read Story »

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Four charged in Lake Summit vandalism

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LAKE SUMMIT — The Henderson County Sheriff's Office charged four young men with a string of vandalism early Saturday at Lake Summit.     Read Story »

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State drops rape charge

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Charges were dropped against a 29-year-old Hendersonville man arrested in June 2013 on first-degree rape charges.   Read Story »

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