Three Arrested in Buncombe Barn Fires


Three people have been arrested for setting fires to several barns in Buncombe County, all 3 are in custody.

Anthony Dwayne Boyd, age 20, and Blake Cameron Williams, age 21, and Ashley Debra Neal, age 26, have been charged with setting barns on fire in the Leicester and Sandy Mush areas, which took place on November 3rd. All three individuals are from the Leicester area of Buncombe County. These arrests were made early this morning by the Major Case Unit at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.  

Each individual faces the following charges:

  • Five counts of Burning Personal Property
  • Five counts of Burning Certain Buildings
  • Five counts of Felony Conspiracy

All three remain in custody at the Buncombe County Detention Facility with a bond of $150,055.

“I hope our community members will now have some sense of safety restored despite their losses. Thank you to the numerous Detectives at the Sheriff's Office that have worked tirelessly on this investigation over the past two weeks to uncover who set these fires and charge them. Thank you to our SCET Deputies for locating these suspects,” says Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller.


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