Man sentenced in home invasion, shootout in Asheville


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – A man was sentenced for a home invasion and shootout in Asheville, according to Buncombe Co. District Attorney Todd Williams.

Ramonde Lester pled guilty to Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and Breaking and Entering with the Intent to Terrorize or Injure.

He was sentence to a minium of 36 months and a maximum of 56 months. That sentence will be served concurrently wit a federal sentence for possession of firearm by Felon.

The charges stem from a home invasion on Walton St. in the Livingston Community and a shooting on Patton Avenue in 2016., according to Williams.

Investigators say Lester charged into an apartment on Walton St. on August 7, 2016.

The report said he was yelling and waving two handguns inside the apartment.

The victim immediately identified Lester as the suspect.

On December 29, 2016, Lester went to the Sunoco station on Patton Ave. 

He came out of the store and started firing at Elijah Timmons in the parking lot.

Timmons ran down the side of the business and pulled his own gun, but it jammed.

He was shot in the head and the arm – then ran to a house for help.

Timmons was treated at the hospital and released the next day.

Timmons was later convicted of Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

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