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Cherokee County resident charged with sexual assault

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— Brian Lee Sneed, a 34 year old Murphy North Carolina man, was arrested on a bill of indictment for a First Degree Sexual Offense by an Adult On a Child, a B1 felony, which was handed down from the Cherokee County Grand Jury during its April session. The indictment came after an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office when allegations were made that Sneed had committed a sexual assault on a child under the age of 13.

Sneed was taken before the Cherokee County Magistrate where he was given a $25,000.00 secure bond. Sneed posted bond and has a June Cherokee County Superior Court date.

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Brian Lee Sneed

Brian Lee Sneed

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