Murder in Murphy NC has a “No-Change” verdict on Day 3 deliberations


John Anthony Hill 

The jury has been in deliberations since Monday at approximately 3:15 p.m. after hearing about the evidence surrounding a murder committed in Murphy, NC in 2014. Today, at the close of court, the jury came back with a “No-Change” verdict against John Anthony Hill. Hill’s trial has been in session for nearly three weeks

Hill was accused of murdering “his best friend of five years”, Paul George Pfleiderer, Jr., age 57, a resident of the Peachtree community in Murphy.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hill for the murder of Pfleiderer on June 29, 2014. Hill has been in custody at the Cherokee County Detention Center since.

Paul George Pfleiderer

Pfleiderer passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014, after sustaining massive blows to his head. Allegedly, Hill stated he gave as many as six blows to Pfleiderer’s head with an an aluminum baseball bat following a brief struggle at Hill’s home.

The jury deliberations center around what verdict to return against Hill.

Court will reconvene 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the Cherokee County Courthouse located at 33 Peachtree Street in Murphy.

More details will become available when the verdict is reached.




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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Monday, December 17, 2018
For more information call 828.837.2589


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.

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Jadon Spivey

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.”

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

Cherokee County NC Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder


Murphy, NC— On September 7th, 2018 a Union County Georgia Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle just over the North Carolina/Georgia state line off Highway 129 in Union County Georgia. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot from the stop and was not apprehended. UCSO requested a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputy to go an address Carson Lane address, in the Martin’s Creek Community of Cherokee County, to do a welfare check on the registered owner of the vehicle and assist in furthering their investigation.

Cherokee County deputies arrived at the Carson Lane address and found the victim, 73 year old Jerry Dalrymple unresponsive and in immediate need of medical attention. Cherokee County EMS arrived on scene and Mr. Dalrymple was air lifted to a Chattanooga Tennessee hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Through further investigation, 19 year old Isaiah Beavers, of the Martins Creek community of Cherokee County was developed as a suspect and warrants were obtained for the Murder of Jerry Dalrymple.

On or about September 8th, 2018 Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took Beavers into custody at a residence in the Nottely Dam community of Union County Georgia. Beavers is currently held in the Towns/Union County jail awaiting extradition back to Cherokee County. There are additional persons of interest and additional arrests are anticipated.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “We continue our investigation in this this very grave crime. We are diligently searching for the additional suspects we have identified. My Office extends thanks to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Probation and Parole, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation all which were extremely helpful in this investigation. We continue to ask for prayers for all concerned.”

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

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