Man arrested after assaulting, robbing mother and 2 children in Asheville home invasion


Compton Daugherty (Source: Buncombe County Detention Center)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department said a man was arrested Friday morning for assaulting and robbing a woman and her two children during a home invasion on July 28.

A mother, 7-year-old child, and infant were assaulted and robbed by two armed males during a mid-day home invasion on Ascension Dr., Asheville Police said. 

At about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, a mother was at home with her two children when she heard a loud banging noise in the living room. Police say she found two men in her home, both armed with handguns.

According to police, while trying to get to her kids, she was physically thrown to the ground, and her 7-year-old was grabbed and held. The males stole a safe and a backpack and fled on foot. No one was physically injured. 

Compton Jouvall Daugherty, 27, was charged with two counts of second degree kidnapping, felony breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a firearm, according to police.

Daugherty is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.

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