Sunday, officers of the Avery County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Allen Benfield, 23, of 90 Echo Hollow Lane, Newland, on a count of Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Officers charged Benfield after a report was made to the Avery County Sheriff’s Office back on July 21st by two people who reporting the assault saying it occurred on Big Plumtree  Creek Road. Benfield is being held in the Avery County Jail on a $10,000.00 secured bond.