June 14 Swannanoa Valley crimes and arrests

Black Mountain News

The Black Mountain Police Department and the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department reported these recent incidents and arrests.


Animal neglect was reported on May 31 on the 100 block of Martin Road. 

Intimidating a state witness was reported on June 1 on the 100 block of Riddle Road. 

Simple assault-domestic was reported on June 3 on the first block of Goldmont Street. 

Larceny of medication was reported on June 5 on the 100 block of South Ridgeway Avenue. 

Driving while impaired was reported on June 6 on the 100 block of Montreat Road. 

Larceny by an employee was reported on June 6 on the 200 block of N.C. 9. 


Jeremy Scott Fender, 29, of Old Fort, was arrested on May 27 on Wolf Creek Drive and charged with simple assault.

William Joseph Martocci, 48, of Black Mountain, was arrested on May 30 on Blue Ridge Road and charged with simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. 

Lance Carroll Winkler, 30, of Asheville, was arrested on the 500 block of N.C. 9 and charged with inhaling toxic vapors.