November 7, 2015
Search warrants released Saturday reveal more details in the case of two missing Buncombe County women.
Warrants state 22-year-old Alexandra King and 20-year-old Tatianna Diz traveled with Pierre Griffin II to conduct a drug deal.
Documents state it was about 10:00 p.m. Tuesday when the women left their apartment at Canterbury Heights to take Griffin to Deaverview.
Friday Asheville Police said a shooting occurred in or around King’s vehicle that was found abandoned Wednesday morning off Craven Street.
The search warrants indicate there was blood inside King’s 1988 Volkswagen Jetta, a bullet hole in the passenger seat headrest, and windows were broken.
Police continued to search the French Broad River by boat Saturday, something they have been doing since Thursday.
According to the warrants, records from King’s cellphone reveal that King and Diz were traveling with Griffin to an unknown location for a drug transaction, also the warrants state that Griffin and his girlfriend were house-sitting at another apartment in Canterbury Heights Tuesday.
Documents go on to state Griffin’s girlfriend told police she was with Griffin Tuesday, that he left around the middle of the day, but that she spoke with Griffin later that evening and he told her he was at an apartment in Deaverview.
Warrants state sometime later Tuesday night after 9 p.m., Griffin came back to the apartment in Canterbury Heights where his girlfriend was staying and told her “he had done something bad and they needed to go.”
Griffin’s girlfriend says she noticed a white Ford Expedition running outside and she didn’t go.
The next day Griffin was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Uhon Johnson.
Police say the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.