CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERIFF DERRICK PALMER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 17, 2018
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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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Marie Ann Spivey, 57, of Hayesville, died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at her residence. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County. Marie worked for Mohawk Industry and Clayco Corp. She also worked as a certified nursing assistant for Clay County Care Center. She was a member of Bible Missionary Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late James and Edna Cothern Patterson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Patterson; and two brothers, Allen and Butch Patterson.
Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Roger G. Spivey; four sisters, Lena Worley, Geneva Chastain, and Jerita Burch, all of Hayesville, and Marlene Bell of Warne; three brothers, Larry and Junior Patterson, both of Lavonia, Georgia, and Marshall Patterson of Hayesville; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Doyce Waters officiating.
Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.