Man arrested after hit-and-run on US 25 in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – One man has been arrested after a hit-and-run that took place on U.S. 25 below the I-40 bridge, according to the Asheville Police Department.

Police say 28-year-old Joseph Henry, of Asheville, has been arrested after he struck 22-year-old Jared Anthony Leyva from behind and then left the scene.

Leyva was riding his bicycle southbound on U.S. 25 when the incident happened.

Leyva was taken to Mission Hospital and was labeled in critical condition.

Henry was found in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

According to police, Henry has been charged with felony hit-and-run, speeding 55 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, possession of a schedule 6 narcotics (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Henry is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center.

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