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Asheville police total damage from weekend rampage

Posted May 4, 2010

— Vandals damaged seven business and six cars in downtown Asheville Saturday at an estimated cost of about $18,000, police said Tuesday.

More than a dozen calls came in to 911Saturday evening as people in black masks broke windows in the Battery Park area, including one at The Asheville Citizen-Times.

On Monday, police released the names of 11 people charged with damage to property. They are:

  • Randall Stezer, 17, of Graham
  • Nicholas Entwistel, 19, of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Naomi Ullian, 26, and Havely Carsky, 23, both of Asheville
  • Marshall Tingler, 24, and Jordan Ferrand-Sapsis, 24, both of Oklahoma City
  • Daniel Regenscheit, 26, Karen Alderfer, 19, and Alissa Batzold, 18, all of Carrboro
  • Cailin Major, 25, of Milwaukee
  • Wyatt Allgeier, 19, of Mount Pleasant

Police were continuing to gather evidence Tuesday and said more charges were pending. They asked that anyone with photographs or video of the vandalism call 828-259-5910. Victims of the attack were asked to call 828-259-5870 to file a police report.


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  • oldrwizr May 5, 2010

    The Citizen-Times reports that police have linked the group to the May Day movement, whatever that is, and an anarchist website. What they think they proved is unknown at this time. When they grow up they'll make tea-partiers. Oh wait, I mean if they DON'T grow up they'll make great tea-partiers.

  • garnertoy May 5, 2010

    hit them in their wallets and make them pay every cent

  • Rolling Along May 5, 2010

    Planned? Obviously. I wondered about the out of state people too. But there are several colleges in the Asheville area.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 4, 2010

    bamnc, I tend to agree. These people were from many states and cities outside of the Asheville area. And most of their ages were just above college age. So it had to be some kind of event that drew them to the area. Would like to know what that connection was.

  • bamnc May 4, 2010

    It seems strange to me that there are arrests of so many people who are not from N.C. It leads me to believe that this is probably and organized activity of some sort. There was apparently planning so that they had black masks to hide their identities. A strange event which I don't understand.

  • TomLynda May 4, 2010

    "Why is there no speculation on motive? Is this an organized group of anarchists? What happened to who, what, why and where? This is journalism?"

    No, this is "drive-by" reporting by WRAL.

  • Mitch May 4, 2010

    Why is there no speculation on motive? Is this an organized group of anarchists? What happened to who, what, why and where? This is journalism?

  • prn13norm May 4, 2010

    The police should have shot them dead in the streets!