Asheville -- May 23, 2023: According to a report from the Asheville Police Department, three adults and a juvenile
were arrested in a Downtown Operation.

Four people were taken into custody on gun and drug charges by Asheville Police detectives and officers working with
the NC Department of Public Safety and Alcohol Law Enforcement. 

All four were found to have firearms.

Seized:

-Ruger 57 pistol (5.7x28 cal)
-Glock 19 pistol (9mm)
-Glock 19 pistol (9mm)
-Glock 19 pistol (9mm)
Arrested:
Jermaine Derrick Carson Jr (4/17/1990)
-Possession of Firearm by Felon
-Carrying a Concealed Gun
-Simple Possess Schedule II
Carson was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility on May 20 under a $23,000 secured bond
(or $2,300 to a bondsman) issued by the magistrate.
Jonathan Andrew Mejia (07/02/1999)
-Possession of Firearm by Felon
-Carrying a Concealed Gun
-Driving While License Revoked
Jonathan Mejia was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility on May 21 under NO BOND.
Giovanni Alexis Mejia (07/2/1999)
-Carrying a Concealed Gun
Giovanni Mejia was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility on May 21 and released under a written
promise issued by the magistrate.
 

Editor's Note:* A criminal charge is an accusation, by law, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven in a court
of law.

(photo Asheville Police Department)

WNCTimes




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