ASHEVILLE – An administrator at a state prison in Buncombe County has been arrested after police said he tried to run over a man in his car.
Asheville police said that 45-year-old Stephen Bolden is charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Investigators said Bolden tried to run over the man in a mobile home park around 1 a.m. Tuesday, but the man jumped out of the way and Bolden’s vehicle hit two other cars.
Police said Bolden drove away and was arrested a short time later at his home. He remained in jail Wednesday and it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.
Bolden is an assistant superintendent at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, and state prison officials said they are doing their own internal investigation.