The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Murphy, NC— Adam Reece Taylor, a 35 year old Murphy North Carolina man who had been on the run for almost a year was captured by US Marshals in Polk County, Tennessee for Sex Offender Registration Violations in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
Taylor was convicted in Cherokee County Superior Court of sexual battery in 2008. Because of that conviction Taylor is required to register with the Sheriff in the county that he is living.
On or about February 14, 2013 Taylor was arrested for failing to provide a change of address after Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office discovered that Taylor was not living at the Caney Creek Road, Murphy NC address which he had provided and had not lived there for a lengthy period of time.
Taylor, upon his release from the Cherokee County Detention Center on or about February 15, 2013, provided information to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office that he was living at a Bird Knob Hill address in Murphy North Carolina. Several attempts were made to locate Taylor which were unsuccessful. Information came in from concerned citizens which was passed along to the US Marshals by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office that enabled the Marshals to locate and capture Taylor without incident in Polk County Tennessee. Taylor waived extradition and was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on secure bonds totaling $125,000.00. Taylor has District and Superior court dates later this year.
Sheriff Keith Lovin commented “My office is committed to ensuring the safety of the community. It is great to have the community get involved in helping locate individuals that are skirting justice. We have a great working relationship with the US Marshals Office which made it possible to reach out when Mr. Taylor fled across state lines to avoid prosecution.”
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