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Cherokee County man charged with attempted murder

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

Murphy, NC— Jerry Albert Pratt Jr., a 49 year old Murphy North Carolina man, was arrested on Attempted First Degree Murder Charges. Pratt was charged as a result of an investigation following an incident where Pratt had attempted to run over a neighbor with Pratt’s vehicle on April 01, 2013.

Pratt was initially charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Felony Hit and Run with Injury and other misdemeanor charges. Pratt’s bond was initially set at $37,000.00. After the incident with investigated the additional charge of Attempted First Degree Murder was sought. Pratt was taken before the Cherokee County Magistrate where he was given an additional $75,000.00 secure bond. Pratt remains incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Facility with a court date set for later this month in Cherokee County District Court.

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Jerry Albert Pratt, Jr.

Jerry Albert Pratt, Jr.

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