Buncombe County Submitted: June 20, 2019 | Updated: July 3, 2019

Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

All information in the form of emails and lists showing the Buncombe county sheriffs departments efforts in the state wide efforts to test rape kits.

At a minimum a list of all of the kits in possession of their department, the date the kit was taken in, and when it was sent to the laboratory for testing

Would also prefer reporting going back to the district attorneys request for inventory and explanations issued during the spring of 2017

Thank you

[Editor’s Note: The sender of the request indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline for this info. should include "Start date" January 1, 1919 - "End Date" June 18, 2019.

We’re not sure if "1919" is an error, but as it is written the current timeline provided is what we will pass along to the government entities. If the sender does which to clarify those dates, please submit a new request and indicate the name of the request (and URL), and any clarifying info you wish to add. 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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 3, 2019 11:43 am

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 3, 2019, 11:43 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

     

    Good morning Aaron,

     

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

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • July 2, 2019 2:03 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 2, 2019, 2:03 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    As of 6/25/2019 here is the info on sexual assault kits in possession of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. These seven categories are the ones utilized by the North Carolina Attorney General’s office for the statewide inventory system. (I assume this is what the question is referring to when it mentions “the district attorneys request for inventory”). All of our kits are barcoded and entered into our records management database.

     

    Incoming kits outstanding to come from any Medical Facility = 0

     

    Active Investigation Kits pending submission to testing = 12

     

    Kits at lab being analyzed = 1

     

    Kits completed at lab and returned to us = 2

     

    Kits not meeting criteria for system input = 0

     

    Old kits in inventory awaiting MDT and investigation = 201

     

    Anonymous kits in the system at LESS = 7

     

    The Sheriff’s Office is currently reviewing cases with the District Attorney’s office and Our Voice to prioritize the kits to be sent in for testing to the State Crime Lab. This group is the MultiDisciplinary Team (MDT) referenced above.

     

    The year that the kits were taken in is as follows:

     

    1997 – 1

    2000 – 1

    2001 – 3

    2002 – 4

    2003 – 5

    2004 – 5

    2005 – 5

    2006 – 9

    2007 – 23

    2008 – 21

    2009 – 18

    2010 – 9

    2011 – 10

    2012 – 20

    2013 – 14

    2014 – 13

    2015 – 13

    2016 – 12

    2017 – 12

    2018 – 11

    2019 – 8

     

    Anyone who has had a sexual assault kit collected in the jurisdiction of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office can call 828.250.6922 and speak to Detective Sergeant Angie Tullis, who heads up our team at the Family Justice Center.

     

    If, for any reason, a survivor prefers not to contact law enforcement to receive an update on their kit, then they can reach out to Our Voice and receive updates by calling 828.255.7576.

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

    [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 28, 2019 4:23 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 28, 2019, 4:23 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We just wanted to follow up and check in on this new request we sent in last week to confirm that it had been received and began processing. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 21, 2019 11:29 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 21, 2019, 11:29 AM
    subject: Records Request: Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Request for Bunc. Co. sexual assault evidence / rape kits lists info

     

    Message:
    “All information in the form of emails and lists showing the Buncombe county sheriffs departments efforts in the state wide efforts to test rape kits.

     

    At a minimum a list of all of the kits in possession of their department, the date the kit was taken in, and when it was sent to the laboratory for testing

     

    Would also prefer reporting going back to the district attorneys request for inventory and explanations issued during the spring of 2017

     

    Thank you”

     

    **Editor’s Note: The sender of the request indicated in the “Start Date” / “End Date” section of the form on our site that the timeline for this info should include January 01, 1919 – June 18, 2019. We’re not sure if that’s an error. As we do not have any way of contacting the sender to clarify, please proceed with the request as is. We’ve noted on our site that if the sender does which to clarify those dates, we will pass along at that time.

     

    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.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • June 20, 2019 2:38 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending