(Press release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department) Aaron Tood Absher, with addresses in Wise, VA and Erwin, TN has been extradited from Carter County, TN back to Yancey County. Absher’s arrest is a result of an investigation initiated by the Yancey County Sheriff Office into an accident in the Murphytown area on March 14th 2018 involving a stolen vehicle from Tennessee. Evidence at the accident scene resulted in Absher being a suspect in the theft of a second vehicle from nearby. The vehicle stolen from Yancey County was recovered in Madison County, NC.
Absher was picked up and returned to Yancey County on June 8th and served with warrants for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle for the theft of the Yancey County vehicle. Absher remains in the the Yancey County Sheriff Office Detention Center under a $10,000.00 bond and a court appearance scheduled for June 13th.