ACSO arrests include possession of drugs, burglary, simple assault
Last modified: Dec. 31
On Dec. 31, the Ashe County Sheriffs Office announced the arrest of four individuals on unrelated charges including possession of drugs, burglary and simple assault.
On Dec. 18, Edwardo Cabrera Merlos, 31, of Jefferson, was arrested for possession of drugs and communicating threats by ACSO Officer Aaron Reed.
According to ACSO Captain Detective Carolyn Gentry, Merlos allegedly threatened someone with a knife and Reed was dispatched to the call, who reportedly found a marijuana pipe after searching Merlos. Merlos also allegedly threatened Reed.
Merlos was transported to the Ashe County Detention Center. Bond and appearance information was not available at presstime.
On Dec. 22, William Francis Causey, 68, and Donna Mae Lee, 59, were arrested by ACSO Deputy James D. McClure and charged with burglary.
According to Gentry, both Causey and Lee's address is unknown. McClure was dispatched to check on a suspicious vehicle on Dec. 22, according to Gentry, and allegedly found Causey and Lee to be living in a residence they had allegedly broken into.
"(Causey and Lee) had broken into (the) residence and (were) living there without permission from homeowner," said Gentry.
Information pertaining to bond and appearance were not available at presstime.
On Dec. 22, Joe Kenneth Neaves, 51, of Crumpler, was arrested by ACSO Deputy Joe Francis and charged with simple assault.
Neaves was arrested after allegedly striking another man twice in the
nose, according to Gentry. Bond and appearance information for Neaves was not available at