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CHEROKEE COUNTY JAIL Address

Cherokee County Jail
36 CENTRAL STREET
MURPHY, NC
28906

CHEROKEE COUNTY JAIL Statistics

According to the latest jail census:
Average Daily Inmate Population: 80
Inmate Capacity: 43
Year Constructed: 1922
Full-Time Staff: 14
Total Staff Salaries: $749,343

Phone:(828) 837-2521

Cherokee County, NC Offense Statistics
Violent Crime42
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter3
Rape (revised and legacy definition)7
Robbery1
Aggravated Assault31
Property Crime586
Burglary218
Larceny-theft350
Motor Vehicle Theft18
Arson2
Data Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2015
Note: The data shown in this table does not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff’s office or county police department
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
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THREE ARRESTED FOR DRUGS AND GUNS

Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that February 16th, 2018 arrest of 19 year old Alicia Madison Brooks, of Blairsville Georgia, 32 year old Benjamin Dann Owens, of Blairsville Georgia, and 20 year old Jordan Taylor Hensley also of Blairsville Georgia for violations of the controlled substance statute and violation of various weapon statutes.

On February 16th, 2018 a narcotics detective observed a vehicle make an illegal U Turn on US 64 East near the town limits of Murphy. The narcotics detective followed the vehicle and made a traffic stop in which the vehicle was occupied by Brooks, Owens and Hensley. After the driver of the vehicle refused consent to search the vehicle the narcotics K9 was used and alerted for the presence of illegal narcotics.

During the search of the occupants of the vehicle syringes and other paraphernalia was located. Additionally, officers located a semi-automatic pistol along with a rifle that appeared to have a silencer on it in the passenger area of the vehicle. During the stop information was located that Owens was a convicted felon.

Alicia Madison Brooks was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked for MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER, SIMPLE POSSESS SCH VI CS. Brooks was later released on a unsecure bond after appearing in Cherokee County District Court on 02/19/2018.

Benjamin Dann Owens was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found secreted on him. Owens remains incarcerated on a $15,000.00 secure bond on the following charges POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRISON/JAIL PREMISSES, POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY FELON, PWIMSD METHAMPHETAMINE.

Jordan Taylor Hensley was arrested and charged with RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER. Hensley posted a $1,000.00 secure bond.

Sheriff Palmer stated “Again good work by all concerned. The mixture of illegal drugs and firearms, especially by convicted felons, makes for a dangerous situation!”

Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law to please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.
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Cherokee County Sheriff's OfficeTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 10:07am
ABSCONDING SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED AFTER SHORT FOOT CHASE

Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that February 16th, 2018 arrest of 38 year old Robert Burl Fletcher III, who listed a Gaston County NC address.

On February 16th, 2018 a patrol officer was dispatched to a business located on US 64 West to investigate a report of individuals acting suspicious and may be involved in the illegal sale of controlled substances. The patrol officer arrived on scene and obtained identifying information from a male and female at the location. At the same time an investigator of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist in the investigation. Fletcher then started fleeing from the scene and was apprehended a short distance later.

In a search incident to arrest a small amount of suspected methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia was found. Fletcher is a convicted sex offender and had two active warrants from Clay and Gaston counties in North Carolina for failure to Notify Change of Address.

Robert Burl Fletcher III was is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center on the following charges POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER. Fletcher’s bond for the Cherokee County charges is $15,000.00 secure. Clay and Gaston County both have holds placed on Fletcher should he make bond.

Sheriff Palmer stated “We can not over stress the importance of the Sex Offender Registry laws and their importance in keeping registered offenders in compliance.”

Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law to please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.
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