Buncombe County Submitted: June 14, 2018 | Updated: January 21, 2019

Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

May I please be provided with a list of names of persons charged in 2017 by the members of Buncombe County Sheriff’s Departments Buncombe County Anti Crime Task Force. This should be for Sheriff Jack Duncan’s Deputies but also the other cops that are part of that task force. With the names I also request by the freedom of information act the warrants were for to each of the names.

Please and Thank You

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

**Editor’s Note: We have received numerous requests specific to information about the Sheriff’s Office. You may view all at the following links:

1. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Citizen Advisory Committee
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-citizen-advisory-committee/
2. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Personnel Advisory Board
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-personnel-advisory-board/
3. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Policy
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-reserve-deputy-policy/
4. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Dept. Employee Salaries (July 1st 2016 – June 30th 2018)
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-dept-employee-salaries/
5. (Completed) Sheriffs Office Salaries
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriffs-office/
6. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-domestic-violence-calls-service/
7. (Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Calls for Service
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriffs-office-sexual-assault-calls-service/
8. (Completed) Sheriff office Buncombe County
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-office-buncombe-county/
9. (Completed) Sheriff department
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/sheriff-department/
10. (Completed) Buncombe Sheriff Squad Deployments
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriff-squad-deployments/
11. (Completed) Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-anticrime-task-force/
12. (Completed) List of all Bunc. Co. Sheriff department staff
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/list-bunc-co-sheriff-department-staff/
13.
(Completed) Buncombe County Sheriff Department – Hires, Jobs, and Documents
https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-sheriff-department-hires-jobs-documents/

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • January 21, 2019 12:00 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 21, 2019, 12:00 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you very much for your help with this! We will mark this request as complete.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • January 17, 2019 2:44 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 17, 2019, 2:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    The request is:

     

    “May I please be provided with a list of names of persons charged in 2017 by the members of Buncombe County Sheriff’s Departments Buncombe County Anti Crime Task Force. This should be for Sheriff Jack Duncan’s Deputies but also the other cops that are part of that task force. With the names I also request by the freedom of information act the warrants were for to each of the names. Please and Thank You”

     

    Just to clarify part of this question and provide some background info. The Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force is often referred to by the acronym of BCAT. The Task Force includes deputies from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Asheville Police Department.

     

    As far as a list of persons charged in 2017 by BCAT, I do not have a record that is responsive to this request. Incident reports and arrest records are not tracked or recorded with regards to the Task Force. However, I do want to emphasize that incident reports and arrest records are public records under North Carolina Public Records Law. So, for instance if you wanted to request a list of persons charged for possession of heroin (this is just an example) in 2017, then I could produce that record.

     

    Some of those persons charged will have been charged by BCAT, some of them will have been charged by deputies on patrol who are not part of BCAT, etc.

     

    Regarding warrants, they are also public records, but the Magistrate’s Office is the custodian of those records. You can find their contact info here: www.nccourts.gov/locations/buncombe-county/contact-directory

     

    WLOS, the Citizen-Times and other media outlets inspect the warrants very regularly and it’s a pretty easy process, but I do believe you have to go in person to look at them at the courthouse. I may be incorrect, but I don’t think there is a way to view them online.

     

    Aaron Sarver
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    [email protected]

     

    All email to and from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 16, 2019 2:47 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 16, 2019, 2:47 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    New Email Subject: Follow up on Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hi Aaron,

     

    Per our 01/15/19 discussion on the email thread for the request called “Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office”, Sunshine Request will be following up on all open Sheriff’s Office type requests, with you as the point of contact from hereon.

     

    Specific to this current email, we’re following up on a request sent July 17, 2018 (forwarded below) called “Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force”. You may also see this on our website at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-county-anticrime-task-force/.

     

    Subject: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force
    Message: “May I please be provided with a list of names of persons charged in 2017 by the members of Buncombe County Sheriff’s Departments Buncombe County Anti Crime Task Force. This should be for Sheriff Jack Duncan’s Deputies but also the other cops that are part of that task force. With the names I also request by the freedom of information act the warrants were for to each of the names. Please and Thank You”

     

    Thank you for your continued assistance with all the requests.

    Have a great day!

    Editor’s Note to sender: The forwarded emails we reference to Aaron are lengthy. If you’re interested in viewing, all those previous correspondences can be seen below as individual “updates” we sent to this request.


    Status: Follow up
  • December 21, 2018 11:10 am

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Pat Freeman <[email protected]> cc:”Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>,
    Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>,
    Quentin Miller <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 21, 2018, 11:10 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hello all,

     

    Our apologies, it appears we made a mistake when initially resending this request out to all of you. Please disregard the request that was originally sent in. The correct request for “Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force” is below:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Message: “May I please be provided with a list of names of persons charged in 2017 by the members of Buncombe County Sheriff’s Departments Buncombe County Anti Crime Task Force. This should be for Sheriff Jack Duncan’s Deputies but also the other cops that are part of that task force. With the names I also request by the freedom of information act the warrants were for to each of the names.

     

    Please and Thank You”

     

    Sorry for the confusion.
    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 20, 2018 2:34 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Pat Freeman <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>,
    Quentin Miller <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 20, 2018, 2:43 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    We have no records regarding your request.

     

    You may want to contact Transylvania County.

    Thanks,

    Pat Freeman, Director

    City-County Bureau of Identification

    20 Davidson Drive

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Ph: 828-250-4666 Fax: 828-250-6047

    [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 20, 2018 2:20 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 20, 2018, 2:20 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Good Afternoon:

     

    The clerk’s office does not maintain email records. I do not have any email for any of the individuals named. If a more specific person within the clerk’s office is identified I will see if there is a record.

     

    Steve

     

    Steven Cogburn

    Clerk of Superior Court

    Buncombe County

    North Carolina Judicial Branch

    O 828-259-3400

    F 828-259-3401


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 20, 2018 2:20 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 20, 2018, 2:20 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Good Afternoon:

    The clerk’s office does not maintain email records. I do not have any email for any of the individuals named. If a more specific person within the clerk’s office is identified I will see if there is a record.

    Steve

    Steven Cogburn

    Clerk of Superior Court

    Buncombe County

    North Carolina Judicial Branch

    O 828-259-3400

    F 828-259-3401


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 20, 2018 12:57 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected],
    “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Dec 20, 2018, 12:38 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Bureau of Identification and Buncombe County Clerk of Superior Court,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

    We received a request for information that may be available in your office back in July. We first contacted the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department and have just heard from Randy Sorrells who informed us: “Criminal history information may be obtained by contacting the City County Bureau of Identification they are the holder of those records. The Clerk of Courts office is the holder of the record for warrants.”

     

    Here are the original details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: Communications between Board of Education, School System Staff and Teachers

     

    Message:

    “Hello!!!

     

    I would like to see all e-mails from the following individuals:

     

    Tawny McCoy
    Ron Kiviniemi
    Alice Wellborn
    Betty Scruggs McGaha
    Marty Griffin
    Dr. Jeffrey McDaris
    Dr. Jeremy Gibbs
    Norris Barger

     

    to any certified/licensed teaching staff at the following schools in Transylvania County:
    Rosman High School
    Rosman Middle School
    Rosman Elementary School
    TC Henderson Elementary School

     

    which mentions or discusses the proposed school bond referendum that will take place in November 2018 between November 1st, 2017 and May 12th, 2018.

     

    (For sunshine request, I believe this should be sent to Kevin Smith, School-Community Relations Coordinator at this email address: [email protected])”

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.

     

    Have a great afternoon!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • December 19, 2018 3:32 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    Quentin Miller <[email protected]>
    cc: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>,
    “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2018, 3:32 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Criminal history information may be obtained by contacting the City County Bureau of Identification they are the holder of those records. The Clerk of Courts office is the holder of the record for warrants.

     

    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:17 PM
    To: Quentin Miller <[email protected]>
    Cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 19, 2018 2:17 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2018, 2:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hi Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    Following up on this. We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist!

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • December 12, 2018 2:35 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Dec 12, 2018, 2:35 PM

     

    Hi Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    Just checking in on this again. We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist!

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • December 5, 2018 2:21 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: Randy Sorrells <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 5, 2018, 2:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hi Natalie,

     

    Hope you’ve been well! We are looking to complete this request on our site and were just wondering if it was being processed on your end and when you anticipated it to be finished? Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 25, 2018 3:48 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 25, 2018, 3:48 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hi Natalie,

     

    Just following up on this request that you had said the Sheriff’s Office was in receipt of back in July. If there’s anything we can do to assist please let me know.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 17, 2018 4:42 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Van Duncan <[email protected]>
    date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is in receipt of this request.

     

    Best regards,
    Natalie

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 17, 2018 4:13 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <[email protected]>
    date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:13 PM
    subject: Records Request: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Hello Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department,

     

    We just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: Buncombe County AntiCrime Task Force

     

    Message: “May I please be provided with a list of names of persons charged in 2017 by the members of Buncombe County Sheriff’s Departments Buncombe County Anti Crime Task Force. This should be for Sheriff Jack Duncan’s Deputies but also the other cops that are part of that task force. With the names I also request by the freedom of information act the warrants were for to each of the names.

     

    Please and Thank You”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a good day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 14, 2018 6:23 pm

    1 year ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending