Murphy man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

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Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the October 1, 2020 arrest of 39-year-old Robin Farmer Stalcup, of Murphy, North Carolina on charges of sexual assault a minor child.
In June 2020 a complaint was made with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office of an allegation of a sexual assault of a minor child. Pursuant to this allegation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation which identified Stalcup as suspect in the case. As the case was being investigated assistance was provided by HAVEN Child Advocacy Center.
The case was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury on 9/28/2020 and a true bill of indictment for the arrest of Stalcup was issued.
Stalcup surrendered himself to the Cherokee County Detention Center and the indictment for Indecent Liberties with a Child was served on him. The North Carolina Magistrate set a $5,000.00 unsecured bond and Stalcup was released. Stalcup is to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on December 14, 2020.
Stalcup was served with 2012 misdemeanor warrants for Breaking and Entering and Assault and Battery and bond was set at $1,000.00 unsecured. The court date on the misdemeanor charges is set for October 15, 2020.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Due to the age of the victim and nature of the crime we will not be making any further press releases in this case.”
To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected]

Fannin resident arrested in NC rape investigation

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Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the June 18, 2020 arrest of 19-year-old Dru Jordan Baine, who provided a Fannin County, Georgia address, for sexual assault.

In mid-October 2019, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office(CCSO) was notified of a report of a sexual assault involving a minor child. The report alleged that Dru Baine was suspect in the reported assault.

Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the allegations which included the assistance of HAVEN Child Advocacy Center in Murphy, NC, The Cherokee County Department of Social Services, Appalachian Children’s Center Inc, and McCaysville Police Department. At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the grand jury who met May 18, 2020, which issued the bills of indictment.

Dru Baine was located in Fannin County, Georgia where he had established residence after leaving Cherokee County, NC, sometime during the investigation. He was arrested and later waived extradition and was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he is currently being held.

Dru Jordan Baine was arrested for Statutory Rape of a Child by an Adult and Taking Indecent Liberties with Children. The North Carolina Magistrate set a $250,000.00 secure bond. Baine is scheduled to be in Cherokee County Superior Court on August 03, 2020, for his initial hearing.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “As you can see these cases are not solved overnight as we see on television. We are grateful for the assistance of McCaysville Police Department, HAVAN CAC, and Appalachian Children’s Center for their invaluable assistance. Because of the age of the victim and the nature of the assault we do not anticipate any future press releases concerning this matter.”

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected]nc.gov.

Please remember all are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This is the second rape investigation arrest this week for CCSO.

Murphy man arrested in rape investigation

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Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced on June 11, 2020 arrest of 19-year-old Nickolas Ghannon Carter of Murphy, N.C. for an alleged sexual assault.

In mid-November 2019, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a 13-year-old female had been sexually assaulted by an 18-year-old male. The report further alleged that the 18-year-old male had used methamphetamine to facilitate the sexual assault.

Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the allegations which included the assistance of the HAVEN Child Advocacy Center in Murphy, NC. At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the grand jury which issued the bills of indictment.

Nickolas Ghannon Carter was arrested on 6/11/2020 and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was served with indictments for Second Degree Forcible Rape and Statutory Sexual Offense with a Person Less than 15 years of age. The North Carolina Magistrate set a $600,000.00 secure bond. Carter is presently in the custody of the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting a 08/03/2020 Superior Court date.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “I want to commend the deputies and detectives on this arrest. They were diligent and pursued the investigation to its conclusion. As you see it takes teamwork to facilitate these investigations and we thank HAVAN CAC for their invaluable assistance. Because of the age of the victim and the nature of the assault we do not anticipate any future press releases concerning this matter.”

To report suspicious activity and suspect violations of the law please call 828-837-1344 or submit a tip at [email protected]nc.gov.

Please remember that all are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All the above information comes from a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office press release pertaining to the investigation.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault and would like assistance, consider contact Cherokee’s Victim Advocacy program.

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