Two Women Stop Man From Beating Teenage Girlfriend In Asheville

Asheville police say two women who stopped a man from attacking his girlfriend acted bravely, but they aren't encouraging others to get involved in fights.

Police tell the Asheville Citizen-Times that civilians should call 911 for police.

Police say 37-year-old Candice Allen and 30-year-old Jombya Moore were treated at a hospital for cuts and released. They intervened when they saw a 26-year-old man beating his 16-year-old girlfriend Saturday in downtown Asheville.

Witnesses said when confronted, the man pulled a knife on the two women. Lt. Wally Welch says Allen wrestled the knife away from the man.

Welch says Zachary Kurt Hamilton is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female. It wasn't known if he has an attorney.

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