The Felon File

The Felon File Podcast is a discussion of law enforcement history, issues, and incidents. Stories of justice and justice failed, in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author, and researcher. Listened to in 22 countries worldwide.


episode 3: Episode- 3- Montford Avenue Murder / The Trial

Episode- 3- Montford Avenue Murder / The Trial

On the morning of May 10- 1927, a maid walking to work discovered the body of a women in a ravine on Montford Avenue. This begun one of the most sensational crimes, investigations and trials in that time period. 

The Investigation and trial had impact through out Buncombe County and the City of Asheville at that time.

Allegations of a cover-up, involvement of the Klu Klux Klan and miss-handled evidence was the talk of the time.  A reorganization of the Asheville Police Department and the firing of 13 Officers.   

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