Suspect in custody following deadly stabbing in Asheville


Devone Maceo James, Jr. – Photo courtesy of Asheville Police Department

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – The Asheville Police Department said the suspect in a deadly stabbing early Wednesday morning has turned himself in.

Asheville Police said officers responded to a report of a man suffering from stab wounds in the Klondyke apartment complex in the Montford community at around 12:30 a.m.

When officers, Asheville Fire Department and EMS arrived at the scene, they found Trevor Warren Ridge, 43, of Asheville, with severe injuries.

Ridge was taken to Mission Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

According to the release, the Criminal Investigations Section started an investigation and have since charged Devone Maceo James, Jr., 18, of Asheville, with one count of second-degree murder.

Asheville Police said James turned himself in to the magistrate’s office in Buncombe County.

James is being held on $150,000 bond.

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