7 Arrested in Leicester Robberies
Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013, 02:01 PM EST
The Leicester Crime Prevention Group proudly announces 7 arrests in the Leicester area in regards to robberies, vehicle thefts, and drug related charges.
Scott Fox of Dix Creek #2 in Leicester was arrested for possession with intent to manufacture/sell/or distribute a Schedule II controlled substance.
Edward Lemuel Hoglen of 53 Old Wilson Rd in Candler was arrested for - larceny after a breaking entering, breaking and/or entering, larceny of motor vehicle, and 3 counts of drug related charges.
Hoglen allegedly stole a vehicle from across the street of Jeff’s Auto Sales in Leicester. The Buncombe County Sheriffs Department chased the man to the top of Hookers Gap Rd where he was apprehended.
Darius Terrill Jefferson of 63 Bingham Rd in Asheville, Breon Ireland of 8 Camby St. in Asheville and Brenton James Ireland of 8 Camby St. Asheville were arrested on breaking and/or entering and fleeing charges.
Jefferson is listed as a “gang member”. Buncombe County Sheriffs Dept. Lt Randy Sorrels said, “Some of the illegal drug users in Leicester buy their drugs from low income housing areas in Asheville. They tell gang members, that live there, what houses or sheds in the Leicester area could have good things to steal.” Sorrels said, “They canvass the area”.
Two other arrests have been made but have not been made public as of the date of this press release.
According to the Buncombe County Sheriff Departments “Crime Mapper” website, since the January 29th Leicester Crime Prevention Group’s meeting, there have been no reports of robberies in the Leicester area.
Group organizer Chad Nesbitt said, “Leicester folks like to be left alone and we like to do our own thing but when you push us, we ban together like a big church congregation.” Nesbitt said, “We are winning this war because the community is publicly telling the bad guy’s their not wanted here and we have a fantastic group of law enforcement officers that are happy to boot them out.”
If you have any crime stopping tips or questions, please call 828-216-0147