Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan said yesterday that his deputy should not have been on the property of Mark and Deborah Kuhn in Asheville to confront them about their American flag display. The sheriff and the D.A. decided together to drop the flag desecration charges against the couple.
The sheriff also dropped the assault and resisting arrest charges against the Kuhns, saying he wanted to "make amends" for the entire incident.
The photograph shown here was evidently taken before the arrest, as the Kuhns said they were waiting to see whether the deputy who confronted them would be fired. "We do want to give Sheriff Duncan the chance to do the right thing," Deborah Kuhn said.