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.
On March 2, 2014, at about 5:30 PM, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Ridgecrest Road area in Marble in response to a man shooting into a occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm. Upon arrival and after investigation, officers arrested Freddrick Hoyt Zimmerman, age 74, of Marble and charged him with Assault by Pointing a Firearm, Resisting an Officer, and Discharging A Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling.
During the investigation it was determined that the residence on Ridgecrest Road had been shot into at least once while it was occupied. Seized in the investigation were two firearms.
Zimmerman was placed in the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $20,000.00 (secure) bond.
Investigating Officers were Patrolman Zachary Shivers and Investigator Tory Shivers.
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