At approximately 9 p.m. on January 11, the Asheville Police Department (APD) a report of an armed robbery that occurred on the exit ramp (exit 47) on I-40 in west Asheville near Brevard Rd. The victim was stopped in their vehicle on the exit ramp when they saw a person not moving on the side of the road. The victim rolled down their vehicle window to see if the person needed help, and they did not respond. The victim got out of their car to go and see if they could provide help. When he got close, the suspect demanded his wallet, and when he refused stabbed him in the leg and ran toward the wooded area. The victim transported themselves to the VA Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6’0″, and approximately 180 pounds. He has a beard and light brown hair down to his shoulders.
This incident remains under further investigation by the APD. If anyone has any information on this incident they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110. If you wish to submit an anonymous tip please do so by using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.