Man charged in Weaverville for attempted sex offense was at other hotel

Robert Roffulo

ASHEVILLE – A day before he was arrested for an attempted sex offense at a Weaverville hotel, a Tennessee man was arrested by Asheville police for trying to get into another woman’s room at a different hotel, according to a 911 call log. Richard Carlton Barnhill, 30, was arrested by […]

ASHEVILLE – A day before he was arrested for an attempted sex offense at a Weaverville hotel, a Tennessee man was arrested by Asheville police for trying to get into another woman’s room at a different hotel, according to a 911 call log.

Richard Carlton Barnhill, 30, was arrested by Asheville police and charged with second degree trespass on March 19 at the Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Biltmore Village, according to arrest and incident reports filed by APD.

The arrest came after a female guest at the hotel called the front desk and said that a man was attempting to enter her room, according to the record of the call.

Earlier, Barnhill had asked to be personally shown a room, an employee at the hotel said.

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2022/03/28/asheville-nc-police-attempted-sex-offense-arrested-other-hotel/7157813001/

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