Asheville: September 14, 2023: Tuesday afternoon, while enforcing crime prevention measures, Asheville Police Department Officers and Detectives apprehend an armed felon in possession of a pistol with an extended magazine and a wanted man.
On the afternoon of September 12, APD officers made contact with Saquain Jamar Mingo on Short Coxe Avenue. He escaped on foot as they made contact with him. When Mingo was captured in the neighborhood, authorities discovered that he was in possession of a pink rucksack that held a gun. A second person, Trevon Demarkus Stone, who was wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment, was also arrested by police shortly after. Southside Avenue was the location of Stone's arrest.
-Glock 23 pistol w/ extended magazine (.40 cal)
Saquain Jamar Mingo
-Possession of Firearm by Felon
-Felony Flee to Elude Arrest w/ Motor Vehicle
-Carrying a Concealed Gun
-Driving While License Revoked
Mingo was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond (or $5,000 to a bondsman) issued by the magistrate.
Trevon Demarkus Stone
- Grand Jury Indictment: Carrying a Concealed Gun
Stone was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility and released under a written promise issued by the magistrate.
If you have information about illegal gun or drug activity, you are encouraged to contact APD at (828) 252-1110. Or you send an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search "Asheville PD" in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.
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.