Asheville -- June 19, 2024: Asheville Police apprehended a woman while breaking into the second of two businesses Tuesday morning in east Asheville.

APD Officers responded to the 600 block of Tunnel Road around 5:45 a.m. on June 18th to investigate reports of a business break-in. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with Rachael Lynn Stephenson (01/13/1983) and took her into custody. Stephenson was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the break-ins.
During their investigation, officers determined that Stephenson had broken into the aforementioned business and a nearby second establishment. Additionally, she attempted to gain entry into an occupied security vehicle on the premises.

Arrested:
Rachael Lynn Stephenson 
-Felony Breaking and Entering
-Larceny After Break/Enter
-Break or Enter a Motor Vehicle
-Injury to Personal Property
-Second Degree Trespass
-Injure/Tamper With Vehicle
-Resisting Public Officer

Stephenson was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $20,000 (or $2,000 to a bondman) secured bond issued by a 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.

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