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Teen accused of murdering sister

By Clint Parker
editor@weavervilletribune.com

Reems Creek – North Buncombe High student Kayla Desiree Hensley, 18, of Brinwood Drive off Reems Creek was found dead by Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday night (Nov. 11) around 11 pm.

A juvenile suspect, Hensley’s brother, “...has been charged with first degree murder and is in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice,” said a press release from the sheriff’s office.

“A homicide investigation was initiated by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office...[after a] call for service, referenced as a suspicious person, was made at 10:34 pm,” said the release, which went on to state that deputies arrived at the home 12 minutes later.

“Upon arrival deputies encountered the reporting party and a juvenile, white male. Deputies spoke to the juvenile and then began a search for the victim to render aid, if possible,” states the release, not saying why they thought aid would be necessary. “Additional law enforcement personnel were requested and arrived at the complainant’s residence at 10:49 pm.”

The release said that Hensley “...was found shortly thereafter at the bottom of Brinwood Drive.” The Tribune has learned that the body was found near the dumpster at the bottom of the hill that services the trailer park where Hensley lived.

“Sheriff’s office personnel continued to process the scene throughout the night, clearing the scene Sunday morning at 10:32 am. This incident was domestic in nature, and there was never an ongoing threat to the surrounding community,” stated the report.Read more...

 

Last week’s headlines

 
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Bereaved son concerned over cyclists’ lack of empathy

 

By Clint Parker
editor@weavervilletribune.com

 

North Buncombe – James Carver recently lost his dad. A hard experience to deal with, but an encounter with some bicyclists along River Road did not make his ordeal any easier. According to Carver the funeral procession left Madison Funeral Home and used River Road south to make the trip to the cemetery to where Carver’s dad would be laid to rest.

 

“Our funeral procession came up behind four or five bicyclers...the lead SUV from the funeral home finally got an opportunity to go around them. So he went around them. There was another car behind him and they went around. The hearse wasn’t able to get around them. So we ended up following them for, oh, gosh, it seemed like five miles down River Road,” said Carver. Ask how much time did that equal to Carver said about 15 minutes or more.

 

Carver said they kept looking back and saw that it was a hearse and the flashing lights, but failed to yield the right-of-way to them. “They just kept peddling away...kinda weaving in and out of the road so it didn’t give us an opportunity to pass and we were doing about 12 miles an hour.”

 

When the funeral procession turned up the Old Marshall Highway in Woodfin to make the final mile or so to the cemetery the bicyclists turned too and still did not yield. At this point the hearse driver took the opportunity to pass and according to Carver members of the procession did not share good words as they went by. “I think everyone in the funeral procession filled their ears as they went by,” said Carver. Read more...

 

Past headlines

 
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Three-vehicle accident sends one to the hospital

 

 

By Clint Parker

editor@weavervilletribune.com

 

 

Weaverville – A traffic accident on Thursday evening, October 26 sent one person to the hospital when three vehicles crashed at the intersection of 25/70 and Monticello Road in Weaverville.

 

According to information obtained from Weaverville Police Detective Alan Wyatt, at approximately 7:50 pm on Thursday a three-vehicle wreck occurred between Roger Dale-Heyward Rector, Jr., of Candler who was driving west on US 25/70 approaching the Monticello Road intersection in his 1999 Mazda pick-up truck.

 

That’s when “a 2007 Cadillac operated by Stanley M. Evans, of Pelzer, SC, turned left from US 25/70E at the intersection into the travel path of Mr. Rector,” said Wyatt. “The Mazda pick-up struck the Cadillac’s passenger side which caused the Cadillac to careen into a 2012 Toyota operated by Sheena Dawn Sutton, of Alexander who was stopped at traffic signal on Monticello Road. Read more...


 
 

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