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The Criminal Investigations Division employs detectives who investigate a wide range of crimes, including homicides, suspicious deaths, robberies, aggravated assaults, motor vehicle theft, white collar crime and fraud. They also investigate burglaries, larcenies, crimes committed against juveniles, runaways, sexual assaults, and missing persons.

Detectives are assigned to the following geographical areas consistent with the patrol districts: West Asheville; North and Central Asheville; and East and South Asheville. Detectives are assigned a particular geographical area to enhance the development of detailed knowledge of crime trends and patterns as well as to promote relationships with the community.

If you have information related to drugs, please call the Drug Tip Line at (828) 259-5812.

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Criminal Investigations Staff Directory

Name Email Contact Number Investigative Area / Title
Captain Stony Gonce 251-4095 Division Commander
Lt. Joseph Silberman 259-5921 Criminal Investigations
 Major Case Unit
Sgt. Charles Wells 259-5812 Major Case Unit Supervisor 
Detective Sean Davis 271-6127 Major Case Unit
Detective Kelly Loiacono 259-5854 Major Case Unit
Detective Steve Coon 271-6135 Major Case Unit
Detective Jonathan Morgan 259-5866 Major Case Unit
Detective William Olson 259-5923  Major Case Unit
Detective Tracy Crowe 271-6128 Violent Crime
Detective Kevin Taylor 259-5945 Cold Case
 Special investigations Unit
Sgt. Angie Tullis 259-5471/ 250-6909 Special Investigations Supervisor 
Detective Tony Johnson 259-5929 Computer Crimes Unit
Detective Travis Barkley 259-5931 Computer Crimes Unit
Detective Brad Butterfield 250-6905  Juvenile/Sexual Assault
Detective Andrew Barker 250-6911 Juvenile/Sexual Assault
Detective Ian Luther 250-6912 Domestic Violence
Officer Doug Sheehan 250-6910 Family Justice Center
General Assignment
Sgt. Mike McClanahan  259-5486  General Assignment Supervisor 
Sgt. Diana Loveland 271-6134 General Assignment Supervisor 
Detective Lara Raymond 259-5882 West District
Detective Christopher Dennis 259-5850 West District
Detective Scott James 251-4103  South/East District
Detective Phil Allen 259-5970 South/East District
Detective Kyle Weaver 259-5926 North/Central District
 Detective Chris Byers 259-5911 Fraud
Detective Brian Hogan 259-5930  Fraud