‘Vandal gang’ accused of assaulting man who tried to stop them from vandalizing in Asheville

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Eight men have been arrested after police say they assaulted a man who tried to stop them from vandalizing in downtown Asheville Monday.

The suspects range in age from 18 to 21 years old.

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the “vandal gang” was breaking flower planters outside a food co-op on Biltmore Avenue just after 1 a.m. when the man saw them and asked them to stop.

The group began daring each other to beat up the man, and several of them used a planter to beat him.

Police say the 30-year-old man suffered facial injuries and was transported to Mission Hospital. His condition is not known.

Timothy Jerome Hunter Jr., 18, of London Road; Oshua Archie Peak, 19, of High Meadows Road; Compton Jouvall Daugherty, 21, of Hampton Street, were all charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property, trespassing and resisting public officers.

A 17-year-old boy was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property, trespassing and resisting public officers, but he was not named.

Cameron Markell Thompson, 19, of Brooklyn Road, and Devin Marquis Watkins, 19, of Caribou Road, were both charged with resisting public officers.

Police also arrested two 18-year-olds, Martiese Hines and Keith Green, who initially eluded police. They were charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property and resisting public officers.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times


  • Thomas

    I find it only fitting that this took place in one of my most left-wing cities in NC, since liberals are so soft on crime (stressing “rehabilitation” over punishment) and are so oblivious to the breakdown of the traditional family unit (fatherless families so prevalent in our modern society). Maybe if Barry and Moochelle decide to live in Asheville after THEIR presidency, then they can better care for the roaming gangs of Obama’s sons in that “progressive” setting.

    • stantheman

      You hit the nail on the head. We used to visit Asheville at least two times a year, spend two or three days. Not anymore. Beautiful city overrun with liberals and communist.

    • JT

      What kind of mental gymnastics do you have to do in order to make a few kids breaking flower pots Obama’s fault? Gonna blame the Ebola outbreak on him too? I can see it now–“Ebola in Georgia…thanks, Obamacare!” You do realize that this kind of stupidity makes you the laughing stock of anyone whose brain touches their spinal cord, right?

  • Chucky

    Most of these guys have a criminal history, some include felonies. All of these fine upstanding “men” should be charged with “felony inciting a riot” and if there is evidence that it was a hate crime, it should be treated as such.

  • Cowboy

    just another gang of black “hoodrats” bet the guy they beat up was white. where is Al Sharpton where is the call for a hate crime . the guy should have shot a few of them would have saved the world a lot of trouble!! What a fine group of men i bet their families are so proud.

    • JT

      So, in your world, shooting teenagers is just punishment for breaking flower pots and fighting? Real tough guy, aren’t you…

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