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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 Gary Gudac 259-5994 Criminal Investigations 
Lt. Sean Aardema 259-5791 Criminal Investigations Lieutenant
Major Case Unit
Sgt. Charles Wells 259-5812 Major Case Unit Supervisor 
Detective Christopher Dennis 259-5850 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 Victims Units
Sgt. Diana Loveland 271-6134 / 250-6909 Special Victims Supervisor
Detective Heavan Mitchell 250-6906 Special Victims
Detective Brad Butterfield 250-6905  Special Victims
Detective Andrew Barker 250-6911 Special Victims
Detective Ian Luther 250-6912 Special Victims
Detective Ebony Ward  250-3924 Special Victims 
Officer Doug Sheehan 250-6910 Special Victims
General Investigations Unit
A/Sgt. Brian Hogan 259-5930 General Assignment Supervisor
Sgt. Brett Maltby 259-5471 General Assignment Supervisor 
Detective Lara Raymond 259-5882 General Assignment 
Detective Brad Beddow 259-5897 General Assignment 
Detective Scott James 251-4103 General Assignment 
Detective Kyle Weaver 259-5926  General Assignment  
Detective Albert Ball 259-5958 General Assignment
Detective Alfred Rice
General Assignment 
Detective Adam Roach 271-6127  General Assignment 
Detective Ian Cooper 259-5910  General Assignment 
Detective Phil Allen
Detective Tony Johnson 259-5929 Computer Crimes
Detective Travis Barkley 259-5931 Computer Crimes