Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: Local Man Arrested For Thefts

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John Mckinley Hogan


Friday, December 21, 2018
For more information call 828.837.2589
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the December 19th, 2018 arrest of 21 year old John Mckinley Hogan of Marble North Carolina for thefts.

During the early morning hours of December 19th, 2018 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that the fenced in area of a local business had been entered and a military type fuel truck had been stolen along with damaging the fence.

John Mckinley Hogan

John Mckinley Hogan

As deputies of the Patrol and Investigations Division were continuing the investigation additional information was made known of a four wheeler that had been stolen some distance from the original breaking and entering. Additionally, information was made know to the deputies that Hogan had previously been suspect into other thefts.

The Patrol Deputy went to the area where Hogan lived. Upon spotting the deputy Hogan gave a short chase before being arrested by the deputy.

During the investigation the truck and the four wheeler have been recovered.

John Mckinley Hogan was charged with 2 counts LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE, RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER, 2 counts INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY, FIRST DEGREE TRESPASS, FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MISDEMEANOR. Hogan is currently being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $26,500.00 secure bond.

Sheriff Palmer stated “Excellent team work between Investigations and Patrol in clearing this case so quickly.”

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at

Steven Randall Hogan: Obituary


Steven Randall Hogan, 80, of Kernersville, North Carolina, formerly of Andrews, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 in a Winston Salem, North Carolina care facility. Steve a was native of Cherokee County, but lived in Kernersville for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. For 20 years, Steve had been a long-haul truck driver and for an additional 15 years, he had driven locally. He enjoyed his retirement for approximately 20 years from ABF Trucking Company. He was a member of the Valleytown Baptist Church. Steve enjoyed playing golf and was an avid animal lover. He loved his time at the lakehouse on Nantahala.

He was the son of the late William Clarence and Cora Kilpatrick Hogan. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother.

Surviving are his wife, Gail Robertson Hogan; a daughter, Kathy Lamb and husband, Tommy of Albertville, Alabama; a step-son, Steve Robertson and wife, Linda of Kernersville; a brother, Donald Hogan and wife, Joyce of Andrews; a granddaughter, Chelsey Karr and husband, Nick of Arab, Alabama; a step-grandson, Zachary Robertson of Kernersville; a niece, Cindy Luther and a nephew, Perry Hogan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, with the Rev. Tommy Lamb officiating. The interment will be in Valleytown Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Andrews VFW Post 7620 and the Murphy American Legion Post 96. Pallbearers will be Perry and Will Hogan, Greg Ledford, Ron Turner, Nick Karr, and Colton Luther.

The family will receive friends from 12-1:45 Thursday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Steven Randall Hogan to the Second Chance Shelter, 130 County Road 398, Boaz, AL 35957.

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