ASHEVILLE- Police are searching for a man wanted for taking indecent liberties with a child and assaulting a woman. Ricardo Osornio Reyes, 24, is wanted on one count of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of assault on a female, and for communicating threats.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said Reyes is a Hispanic male standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 115 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Reyes also goes by the name “Rick.” His last known residence was in the Bradley Branch area of Arden. Police say he could be fleeing to Mexico. Reyes is also charged with a probation violation in Buncombe County.
Court records show that Reyes is scheduled to appear in court in Henderson County on April 28 for driving with a revoked license and an inspection violation. Anyone with information on Reyes’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office at
828-697-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 828-697-STOP (7867).
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – More than a dozen people have been sentenced for drug trafficking and other firearms violations involving a crime ring operating in Catawba, Caldwell and Burke Counties.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, a criminal indictment was filed in December 2009 charging 12 members of a longstanding cocaine distribution ring known as “Longview Crips” with felony drug charges in federal court. The three-year investigation began in late 2007.
The conspiracy included multiple-kilogram cocaine transactions, home invasions, enforcement of drug debts, and shootings into occupied dwellings. More than 100 firearms, as well as more than $40,000 were seized during the investigation.
The following defendants pleaded guilty to and have received federal sentences related to drug trafficking charges:
David Mark Lowman, 32, of Conover, pleaded guilty on February 17, 2010, and was sentenced to 26 years in prison on December 14, 2010. He also pleaded guilty and was sentenced for a related firearms offense.
T’Antae Deon Little, 23, of Valdese, pleaded guilty on February 16, 2010, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on February 7, 2011.