ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Police arrested a Georgia man accused of violently beating and robbing another man Friday in Asheville.
Asheville Police said the robbery happened shortly before 4:20 p.m. on December 9 on Kenilworth Road.
Officers said they arrived to find a man who had been robbed, beaten with a blunt object, and partially scalped.
Police said a stolen vehicle from an unrelated burglary was recovered and they identified 21-year-old Leyton James Lanier as the suspect in both crimes.
Investigators said they searched a home on Delano Road and took Lanier into custody. Inside the home, police said they found evidence linking him to a November burglary.
Lanier faces numerous charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of larceny, two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and felony larceny of a motor vehicle among others.
Lanier is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center on $290,000 bond.