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TN man arrested after Asheville crime spree, police say

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William Lynn (Asheville Police Dept.) William Lynn (Asheville Police Dept.)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Tennessee man was arrested Monday morning after a crime spree in Asheville, police said.

Asheville Police Sgt. Mike Lamb said officers were called to the St. Lawrence Basilica about 7:30 a.m. after someone said a short man with brown hair wearing tan coveralls robbed him and then fled.

Lamb said that about 15 minutes later they received a second call from Elizabeth Place, less than a mile from the basilica, saying that a similarly described man assaulted a woman and then stole her car.

Less than an hour after the second call, Lamb said officers received a third call from a home on Country Club Road. He said the caller reported a man, matching the description from the first two calls, used a hammer to smash a window and break into the home. The homeowner said the man then grabbed a knife and attacked his son, who was not injured, Lamb said.

Lamb said about 15 minutes after the third call, officers were called to a burglary call on Manetta Road. He said the description of the burglar once again matched the description from the first three calls. He said the man demanded car keys after breaking in to the home, and the fled on foot.

William Lynn, of Nashville, TN, was arrested in connection with the spree. He was charged with attempted common law robbery, common law robbery, assault  by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of breaking and entering, larceny and second-degree kidnapping.

Lynn was being held in the Buncombe County jail on $100,000 bond.

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