Marble man arrested after shooting spree

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MURPHY, N.C. — Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the Dec. 12, 2017, arrest of 32-year-old Matthew Allen Glantzer, of Marble, North Carolina, for going armed to the terror of the public and injury to personal property.

On Dec. 12, 2017, deputies with the patrol division of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to Airport Road in Marble to investigate a report of an individual walking in the roadway discharging a firearm.

The responding deputy, assisted by Sheriff Palmer and a detective from investigations, located Glantzer who was discharging a small caliber pistol in the air near the intersection of Airport Road and Bluff Road. The responding deputy was able to get Glantzer in custody at which time it was discovered that Glantzer was extremely intoxicated. During the investigation, it was also discovered that Glantzer had damaged road signs as well as other personal property.

Glantzer was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the North Carolina Magistrate set a $2,500 secure bond. Glantzer made bond the next day and is awaiting a Dec. 19, 2017, District Court date.

Sheriff Palmer stated, “Alcohol and firearms do not mix for sure. This had all the makings of a very 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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