ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – The Asheville Police Department arrested an armed felon Tuesday while investigating a series of violent crimes.

According to the police department, during the investigation officers located and arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel Charles Smith near the 500 block of Hendersonville Road.

During the arrest, officers seized a Glock 23 pistol and 1.3 grams of Fentanyl.

Smith was charged with:

  • possession of a firearm by felon
  • felony possess schedule II
  • carrying a concealed gun
  • simple possess schedule II
  • driving while license revoked

He was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Center under a $31,500 bond.