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Arrests made after break ins on Morgan Hill Road

Nathaniel Ivan Reeves

Nathaniel Ivan Reeves

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Nathaniel Ivan Reeves, age 29, no permanent address, but a native of Cherokee County, and Amy Leigh Phillips, age 29, also listing no permanent address, but has resided in the area for several years, have been arrested and charged with the following: three counts of Breaking and Entering, three counts of Injury to Real Property, three counts of Felony Larceny after B&E, three counts of Criminal Conspiracy, and one count of larceny of firearm(s).

The arrests are in connection with an investigation into the Breaking and Enterings of three homes on the Morgan Hill Road area that was reported November 27th, but could have happened anytime between then and November 1, 2013.

In each of the break-ins, furniture, household items, clothes, musical instruments, and in one case several guns were taken. Investigator Todd White initiated a crime scene search at the homes and was able to lift a latent fingerprint that directly tied one of the defendants to the break ins.

Amy Leigh Phillips

Amy Leigh Phillips

On December 3, 2013, White obtained arrest warrants and the pair were arrested while walking in downtown Murphy on December 3, 2013. Both Reeves and Phillips are confined to the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $25,000.00 Bond pending their first court date of December 17th.

A small portion of the property taken in the break-ins has been recovered. Officers are still searching for much of the property taken, most importantly the guns.

If anyone has any information on these defendants, has any information where the property may be, or has purchased any property from these persons, they are asked to call Investigator Todd White at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589 or to notify your local law enforcement agency.

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