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.

May 13-19 is National Law Enforcement Week

Community

MURPHY, N.C. – May 13 through 19, 2018, is National Law Enforcement Week. This week is set aside to honor those officers nationwide that have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities.

Please join our law enforcement community Wednesday, May 16, at noon on the steps of the Cherokee County Courthouse for a local Memorial Service for National Law Enforcement Memorial Week.  This Memorial Service is to honor those officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.

We honor our local fallen officers from Cherokee County, North Carolina:

* Chief of Police Mack Carringer, Murphy Police Department, End of Watch: Tuesday, October 7, 1930, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Watson, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Thursday, August 18, 1921, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Sheriff Frank C. Crawford, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Tuesday March 3, 1953, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Special Deputy Sheriff Allen Dean, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: August 20, 1921, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Deputy Sheriff Zack C. Ramsey, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Friday, October 2, 1942, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Patrolman J.R. Davis,  North Carolina Highway Patrol, End of Watch: May 3, 1948, Cause of Death: Plane Crash; and

* Patrolman C.E. Galloway, North Carolina Highway Patrol, End of Watch: May 3, 1948, Cause of Death: Plane Crash.

Cherokee NC Sheriffs Office Arrest Reports 05/06 to 05/13

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.

Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting in Topton

Police & Government

MURPHY, N.C. — Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated that shortly after 7:30 a.m. May 1, 2018, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance at a residence on Bryson Branch Road, in the Topton community of Cherokee County. The nature of the call was a possible domestic situation.

As units were responding to the scene, information was provided that someone may have been shot at the residence. Emergency Services personnel were dispatched and staged until units from the Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene. Once on scene, the arriving deputy was able to determine that a 39-year-old male had been shot and required medical attention.

EMS arrived and transported the individual to a location where he was later flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

The investigation continued late into the afternoon, as several individuals were interviewed and search warrants were completed at the residence. The investigation is continuing and ongoing, and when complete, it will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for further review.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “At this time, I will not comment further concerning this investigation as it is ongoing. I can say that we are not looking for any additional person(s) of interest in this case. The teamwork displayed today between law enforcement and Emergency Services is outstanding, and we appreciate the level of professionalism displayed by all today. As always, these are difficult cases on everyone involved.”

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 04/29 to 05/05

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.

Tennessee fugitive arrested following chase

Police & Government

MURPHY, N.C. — Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 25, 2018, arrest of Mason Kelly Nykolajcuyk, a 26-year-old Bradley County, Tennessee, fugitive who was captured following a lengthy chase in and around Murphy, North Carolina, during the noon-time hour.

A little after 11:30 a.m. April 25, 2018, Lt. Wood with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division spotted a vehicle matching the description of a wanted vehicle, which had been involved in an incident in Polk County, Tennessee, the previous day during which a Polk County Deputy was stabbed. At the time, the vehicle was just west of Murphy on U.S. Hwy. 64 and headed west.

As Lt. Wood began following the vehicle to make an investigative stop, the vehicle pulled off the side of the road and then fled back east. During the chase, the vehicle reached speeds above 80 mph often times in crowded business areas as well as in residential areas, which included an elementary school. Additionally, the driver was driving erratically, which included driving in the east bound lane of U.S. Hwy. 19 near the Murphy High School into oncoming traffic, and at times almost struck pedestrians in the area as well as striking two law enforcement vehicles and attempting to strike other law enforcement vehicles.

At one point in the chase, a unit from Murphy Police Department set up and deployed stop sticks, which damaged one or two of the vehicle’s tires; however, Nykolajcuyk continued his high speed flight. Shortly after Nykolajcuyk entered a small two-lane road in the Texana Community of Cherokee County, Lt. Wood was able to utilize a pit maneuver to disable the vehicle, at which time Nykolajcuyk was captured.

Nykolajcuyk is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center. Nykolajcuyk is charged with Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest, Felony Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vechile. Nykolajcuyk is currently under a $100,000 secure bond and has a hold placed on him for pending out of state charges.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Outstanding work and cooperation bringing a very dangerous situation to a safe closure. We appreciate the cooperation of Murphy Police Department.”

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.

Early morning raid nabs fugitive

Police & Government

MURPHY, N.C. — Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 14, 2018, arrest of Benjamin Lee Stanley, a 39-year-old Topton, North Carolina, man, for domestic violence violations and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Over the past several months, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office had several interactions with Stanley including evading arrest on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Additionally, there were two active warrants for the arrest of Stanley for violation of Domestic Violence Protective Orders. On several occasions, Stanley had evaded arrest including a Friday morning encounter where Stanley led investigators on a chase eventually losing them as Stanley, who was operating a Jeep, took an off-road trail.

During the early morning hours of April 14, 2018, deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division traveled to Stanley’s residence and utilized a search warrant to gain entry. Upon entering the residence, it was discovered that Stanley was again attempting escape by dropping down into the crawlspace of the residence and hiding until discovered by the deputies. Stanley was taken into custody and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Benjamin Lee Stanley was served with an indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm and was placed on a $15,000 secure bond. Additionally, two domestic violence protective order violation warrants were served on Stanley, in which he was placed on a 48-hour no bond condition. Stanley was also charged with Resist Obstruct and Delay and was placed on a $3,000 secure bond. Stanley is currently being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Great work getting Mr. Stanley off the streets. It is obvious he has no regard for the court or the law. This was some outstanding work by the patrol officers who took this issue to heart, planning out a great mission and ensuring no one was hurt. Job Well Done!”

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.

Vandalism of the River Walk area in Murphy

Press Release

Around March of this year the Murphy Police Department learned through social media that the River Walk area in Murphy had been vandalized. The vandalism took place around the Leech Place area of the River Walk. The Murphy Police Department started an investigating of incident and also utilized extra foot patrols on the River Walk area. During the investigation Officers identified several suspects. Officers determined the suspects to be juvenile’s. Officers conducted several interviews in this case and this case is still ongoing. The disposition of this case is still pending but due to the suspects being juvenile’s there will be no further press release on this case. The juvenile suspect’s are cooperating with law enforcement in this case.

The River Walk area is a beautiful area and a great asset for our community, we along with our community take pride in the River Walk. We ask the public to assist us in taking care of the area, by notifying the Murphy Police Department of suspicious activity in this area or any area as soon as possible.

The Murphy Police Department would like to thank the workers of the River Walk for their hard and dedicated work so we, the community can enjoy it.

 

Dustin D. Smith
Assistant Chief of Police
Murphy Police Department
93 Peachtree St.
Murphy, NC 28906
(O) (828) 837-2214
(F) (828) 837-2002
www.murphypolice.com

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