Andrews North Carolina man arrested in homicide investigation

Murphy, NC—The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reports the June 26, 2022, arrest of 24-year-old Hayden Drake Norris, who provided an Andrews North Carolina address for Murder.
During the early morning hours of June 25, 2022, Cherokee County Emergency Communications received a call indicating an individual at a Marble North Carolina residence was deceased. Personnel from the Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services and Deputies of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were directed to respond to a residence on High Falls Road, Marble North Carolina. Upon entry to the residence the apparent lifeless body of Erick Lowe was discovered.
The scene was secured, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was requested to assist in the investigation.
Later in the afternoon information was discovered that allowed Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Norris.
Hayden Drake Norris is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center under no bond. Norris is scheduled to be in Cherokee County District Court on June 28, 2022.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “We thank Cherokee County Emergency Service, Cherokee County Emergency Communications and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for the invaluable assistance. The investigation is ongoing, and we ask that anyone that may have information pertaining to this case please call the Tip Line and leave your name and number and an investigator will get back with you.”
To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected].

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