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Wyckoff continues receiving charges

By Clint Parker

Weaverville – Donald Roy Wyckoff, 62, of 37 Rabbit Ridge Drive continues to rack up charges from the Weaverville Police Department. The latest charge appears on this week’s arrest report where Wyckoff was charged with “misuse of 911 system” according to a report by Weaverville Officer Adam Worley.

Wyckoff was arrested on Friday, August 24th, when Worley, in his report, accused Wyckoff of “calling 911 multiple times with no emergency.” The charge is one of the least in a string of charges that Wyckoff is facing dating back nearly a year.

Wyckoff currently is due back in court in September on over forty charges in Buncombe County, two of which are serious felonies, according to documents obtained from the Buncombe County Clerk of Court.

Wyckoff appeared in court on Monday (Aug. 6) where his Asheville lawyer, Tony Rollman, got a continuance of the charges which Rollman described to the judge as probation violations. Rollman’s motion was accepted and Wyckoff is now due back in court on September 19th.

At the time of his court appearance the Tribune tried to ask Wyckoff and his lawyer for a comment on the charges, but Rollman declined saying, “No comment.”

The most serious of Wyckoff’s charges, according to Weaverville Police Chief Alan Wyatt, are felonies related to possessing, manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for the purposes of distributing controlled substances.

Other charges leveled by Buncombe County and the Weaverville Police include six counts of second degree trespassing, ten counts of drug or paraphernalia possession, five counts of resisting or assaulting government employees, two counts of reckless driving with wanton disregard, two counts of breaking and entering and various other misdemeanors.

As early as mid-October of last year, reports from the neighborhood watch group of Rabbit Ridge Drive allegedly show strange behavior coming from the address in question. One resident described her surveillance cameras as “going into overdrive with vehicles coming and going late into the night.”

“It’s possible that Donald Wyckoff will not see a day in prison,” said Weaverville Police Chief Wyatt in a meeting with concerned neighbors. Wyatt went further by saying, “There is a strong possibility that Donald Wyckoff will not go to prison.”

In another meeting between police and the Rabbit Ridge community, it was reported by those who attended the meeting that Wyatt encouraged residents to sign a cease and desist letter addressed to Wyckoff.

Wyckoff is currently on probation for simple assault according to NC Department of Public Safety’s website. The Tribune reminds readers that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Editor’s note: Benjamin Cohn’s past reports on Wyckoff contributed to this report.

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