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New Charges For Buncombe Co. Deputy Who Was Fired After DWI Charge

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A Buncombe County deputy who was recently fired after being accused of driving while intoxicated now faces additional charges. A Buncombe County deputy who was recently fired after being accused of driving while intoxicated now faces additional charges.

 

Updated: June 18, 2013

A Buncombe County deputy who was recently fired after being accused of driving while intoxicated now faces additional charges.

The Asheville Police Department says new details have been uncovered in the investigation of Jason Honeycutt.

According to a news release, Honeycutt contacted police last Friday morning to report and assault and that his vehicle was stolen.

Honeycutt was charged with DWI later that morning at the hospital where he was being treated for minor injuries.

Authorities now say they've found out his inititial report was false.  Honeycutt was taken into custody and charged with filing a fals police report.

He is set to appear back in court on August 7.

Honeycutt was fired from the sheriff's office after the incident.

Posted: June 15, 2013

A Buncombe County Sheriff's deputy has been fired after being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Buncombe County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Natalie Bailey stated that deputy Jason Honeycutt was arrested at Mission Hospital by Asheville City Police and charged with driving while intoxicated. Bailey said that the sheriff's office was notified of the arrest and Honeycutt's employment has been terminated.

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