Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 06/10 to 06/16

Arrest Reports

Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 06/03 to 06/09

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Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Former Cherokee County NC Teacher Arrested for Sex Acts with Student

Press Release

Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the June 7th, 2018 arrest of Kayla Alayne Sprinkles, a 26 year old Hayesville North Carolina woman for a sexual assaults on a student.

On or about March 26th, 2018 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report that Kayla Sprinkles, had engaged in sex acts with a student while employed as a teacher in a high school for the Cherokee County Schools System. During the investigation several search warrants were executed in which items of evidence were collected. Additionally numerous individuals were interviewed who provided information relevant to the case. The HAVEN Child Advocacy Center assisted in some of the interviews due to the age of the individuals interviewed.

Information was presented to the June 04th, 2018 Cherokee County Grand Jury which handed down a five count indictment for Sex Activity With a Student. Apparently Sprinkles gained knowledge, possibly through a social media posting, of the existence of the indictments and left from the local area and surrendered herself to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center where she was served with the indictments and was released on a $25,000.00 unsecure bond. Sprinkles is expected to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on July 02, 2018.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “Our youth and our students are one of the greatest resources that Cherokee County is blessed to have. It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure their safety and wellbeing as they grow and mature.”

Due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim no further information will be released concerning this incident.

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.

Murphy Man Charged with Indecent Liberties with a Child

Press Release

Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the June 5th, 2018 arrest of Dawson Michael Burris, a 18 year old Murphy North Carolina man for a sexual assault on a child.

On or about May 13th, 2018 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into a reported child sexual assault which happened in the Marble Community of Cherokee County. During the investigation assistance was provided by the HAVEN Child Advocacy Center. As the investigation progressed information was gained which was presented to the June 4th, 2018 Cherokee County Grand Jury which returned a true bill of indictment against Burris for an Indecent Liberty with a Child.

Dawson Michael Burris was arrested at his residence without incident and taken before the North Carolina Magistrate where he was given a $50,000.00 secure bond. Burris is expected to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on July 02nd, 2018.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “Great team work by our Patrol Deputies, our Investigators and HAVEN. It is this kind of team work that allows us to be successful in these most difficult of crimes.”

Due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim no further information will be released concerning this incident.

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.

Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 05/27 to 06/02

Arrest Reports

Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Jail assault at Cherokee County Detention Center

Press Release

MURPHY, N.C. – On May 2, 2018, an incident occurred at the Cherokee County Detention Center. The incident regarded an allegation of two detention officers involved in an assault of a federal inmate George Victor Stokes, who was sentenced and awaiting transport to federal prison. The detention officers involved were identified as Wesley Gage Killian, a part-time employee, and Sgt. Josh Gunter.

As the incident was brought to Sheriff Derrick Palmer’s attention, he requested Lt. Joe Wood, of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division, to conduct an internal investigation of the detention officers named. Upon conducting interviews and reviewing available physical evidence, Lt. Wood reported back to Sheriff Palmer his preliminary findings. Sheriff Palmer, upon recommendation of Lt. Wood, suspended the two detention officers pending the completion of the internal investigation.

Upon completion of the investigation, Sheriff Palmer then terminated the detention officers due to violation of department policy and procedure as regarding the treatment of inmates. The unlawful assault of an inmate is a violation of Cherokee County Detention Center Policy and Procedure.

Sheriff Palmer made immediate contact with the District Attorney Ashley Welch. Upon conversation with the district attorney, it was agreed that a joint request should be made to the state Bureau of Investigation by both the District Attorney’s Office and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to have a criminal investigation conducted regarding the conduct of the two detention officers. The request was then made and accepted by the state Bureau of Investigation.

Due to the fact that Stokes was a federal inmate being housed at the Cherokee County Detention Center, the U.S. Marshall’s Office was notified of the incident. The state Bureau of Investigation assigned an agent to investigate the matter. All evidence gained, including detention center video surveillance, interviews, statements and reports obtained in the internal investigation conducted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was turned over to the state Bureau of Investigation as part of their ongoing criminal investigation. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with the state Bureau of Investigations and the District Attorney’s Office in full cooperation until this matter is to a resolution.

Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 05/13 to 05/19

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Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 05/20 to 05/27

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Cherokee County  NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images.  Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

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