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Man charged with homicide in connection to dying of chief assistant district legal professional in Buncombe County

Aaron Sarver, of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, said a man was charged with second degree murder in the death of the Buncombe County’s assistant district attorney. Brandon Lewis Glenn Neels was taken into custody Thursday night and charged with possession of criminal offenses with intent to sell or deliver controlled substances and second degree murder after Rodney Hasty’s death, Sarver said Friday. According to District Attorney Todd Williams, Hasty died suddenly on October 12, 2019. Williams tweeted in December 2019 that Hasty had died of “fentanyl and ethanol toxicity” and that his death had been classified as accidental. Hasty had been in his position since January 2015. Neels has a $ 500,000 bond and is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center.

Aaron Sarver, of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, said a man was charged with second degree murder in the death of the Buncombe County’s assistant district attorney.

Brandon Lewis Glenn Neels was taken into custody Thursday night and charged with possession of criminal offenses with intent to sell or deliver controlled substances and second degree murder after Rodney Hasty’s death, Sarver said Friday.

Buncombe County Detention Center

According to District Attorney Todd Williams, Hasty died suddenly on October 12, 2019.

Williams tweeted in December 2019 that Hasty had died of “fentanyl and ethanol toxicity” and that his death had been classified as accidental.

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I am very sad to confirm the death of my friend, colleague and chief assistant to the prosecution, Rodney G. Hasty. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be sorely missed and will be fondly remembered. See attachment: pic.twitter.com/nzB3fiiU8E

– Todd Williams (@DAToddWilliams) October 12, 2019

Hasty had been in his position since January 2015.

Neels has a $ 500,000 bond and is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center.

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