CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERIFF DERRICK PALMER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 17, 2018
For more information call 828.837.2589
TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Chief JJ Wooten of the Andrews Police Department announced the December 12th, 2018 arrest of 17 year old Jadon Luke Spivey of Andrews North Carolina for Murder.
At about 8:45 PM on December 11th, 2018 the Cherokee County E911 Communications Center received a call from an individual at a residence inside the city limits of Andrews North Carolina. According to the caller an individual had been shot at the residence. Officers with the Andrews Police Department, Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene.
Upon arrival at the residence the initial responding officer found 27 year old Alexander Bryant in an apparent lifeless condition. Cherokee County Emergency Services personnel arrived and confirmed that Bryant was deceased.
During the investigation Investigators from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Andrews Police Department worked together to gather information and evidence from the crime scene.
Jadon Spivey was identified as a suspect in the crime and was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he is currently charged with Murder and being held under no bond.
Sheriff Palmer and Chief Wooten stated “There are a lot of questions that are being asked to help us find answers as we continue this joint investigation. We would like to thank the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Office of District Attorney Ashley Welch for their valuable assistance and advice during this very difficult time for all concerned. Because of the nature of the crime we do not anticipate any further information being released from our offices.”
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August 29, 1943 – December 8, 2018
Mr. Bryant Jackson, age 75, of Andrews, NC, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home. Mr. Jackson was born August 29, 1943, in Marion, NC. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of New Life Baptist Church in Hayesville, NC, enjoyed the outdoors, yard work, sitting on his porch watching the birds, and working crossword puzzles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Nichols Jackson.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynette (Butch) Hooper, and his sons, Steve (April) Jackson, and Ronnie (Heather) Jackson, brother, Fred Jackson, sisters, Nancy Hardin, Mary Beth Killian, Trudy Moss, and Kay Jackson, grandchildren, Lee Ann Wells, Noah Jackson, and Adam Jackson, and one great-grandchild, Lyn Leigh Wells.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Valley Town Cemetery with military graveside rites by Navy Honorary Guard, local veterans organizations; Murphy VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73 and Clay County VFW Post 6812.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send your condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.