Nicholas Harding (Photo: Nicholas Harding)
ASHEVILLE - The Asheville Police Department is seeking additional information about a man who was charged recently in a sexual assault.
Nacolean Harding, 43, was charged Saturday with first-degree sexual
offense, first-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and assault by
strangulation. The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday
along Pond Road, according to police.
described himself as a "mob boss" to the victim and threatened to have
her killed if she did not comply with his requests, police said. Since
the incident, detectives were able to connect Harding to three other
unsuccessful incidents in which he used the same proclamations, Sgt.
Dave Romick said.
woman in Saturday's incident was followed off a city bus, beaten, and
sexually assaulted, police said. Harding was located nearby and
Asheville Police Department is requesting anyone who has had recent
contact with Harding to call Detective Scott Piper at 271-6136 or the
Police Department at 252-1110.