Local authorities are asking for tips, to find a suspect in an attempted kidnapping early last week. The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a man who allegedly tried to take a child near New Leicester Highway and Indian Hills Drive. The man is described as white, with blonde hair and brown eyes, and missing several teeth. Both of his ears are pierced.
The van he was driving is described as large and red, with a brown or dark red stripe on the sliding door. The Sheriff's office says one of the back windows is cracked, and also look for a heart-shaped sticker. Anyone with a tip should call Crime Stoppers at 255-5050.