52-year-old man shot to death in Arden; woman charged with murder




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  • 2021-12-03 15:30:44Z
  • By Asheville Citizen-Times
 

A woman has been charged in the shooting death of an Asheville man late Dec. 2.

Darrin Sean Tinsley, 52, was found dead at a home off Morgan Cove Road in Candler just after midnight Dec. 2, according to Buncombe County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Aaron Sarver.

Joselynn Faye Mead, 30, of Asheville, was arrested and charged with second-degree. She is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility without bond, meaning she does not qualify for pretrial release.

Tinsley and Mead knew each other prior to the shooting, Sarver said.

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Tinsley's death marks the sixth homicide the Sheriff's Office has investigated in 2021.

On Nov. 30, Alfred Louis Logan Jr., 42, was charged with murder in the Nov. 18 death of Kedrick Tevon Green, 29, of Asheville.

The same day Green was shot to death, Sherriff's deputies responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. about another gunshot victim, Gregory Alan Gaines, at East Asheville Storage on U.S. 70 in Swannanoa.

Randall Scott McCaul, 60, of Buncombe County, was arrested and charged with Gaines' murder Nov. 18. He is being held at the Buncombe County jail under no bond.

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Boyce Shane Plemmons, 44, was shot to death Sept. 26 at a residence on Dryman Mountain Road. Three people have been charged with murder in his death.

Joshua Silvers, 27, was shot and killed outside a home on Davis Drive in Candler just after midnight on July 26. Three people, including Silvers' girlfriend, were charged with first-degree murder.

Belva Smeltzer, 67, was shot and killed inside her home Jan. 12. Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged 74-year-old Ronald Haynes with first-degree murder in her killing.

Shelby Harris is a reporter covering breaking news, education and other topics. She can be reached at sharris@citizentimes.com or on Twitter @_shelbyharris.

This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: Darrin Tinsley killed in Arden; Asheville woman charged with murder

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