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Asheville man accused of beating, robbing man of $5 at gunpoint

Tristin Marquese Maewether is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize/injure, assault and battery, and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon. (Photo credit: Buncombe County Detention Facility)

An Asheville man is facing multiple felony charges after warrants say he assaulted a man and robbed him at gunpoint of $5.

Warrants say the incident happened Nov. 26, 2017. Tristin Marquese Maewether is accused of punching the victim in the face and head and threatening to use a revolver-style handgun in order to steal the cash.

He is also accused of conspiring with another person and breaking into the victim's apartment along Short Michigan Avenue.

Maewether is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize/injure, assault and battery, and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He was arrested Dec. 29, 2017, and charged with two additional offenses: simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and resisting a public officer.

Bond was set at $71,000. His next court date is set for Jan. 2, 2018.


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