Citizen-Times: 5 felony littering cases will go to trial in Asheville; defendants express ‘dismay’

Five people charged by the Asheville Police Department with felony littering will see their cases go to trial in Buncombe County Superior Court.

The felony littering charges followed December 2021 protests at Aston Park, and various North Carolina attorneys have called the charges “rare” and “unusual.”

“I’m having a hard time understanding why we’ve even gotten this far,” Schechet said.

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