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Murphy man arrested for sexual assault and breaking into residence

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. 

Mark Wayne FlippinMurphy, NC — 22 year old Mark Wayne Flippin, who listed a Murphy, North Carolina address was arrested on October 16, 2013 in reference to charges that he unlawfully entered a dwelling at night while armed and committed a sex offense while in a residence in Cherokee County.

Upon his arrest Flippin was taken before the North Carolina Magistrate where he was placed under a $50,000.00 secure bond.  Flippin is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court on October 22, 2013.

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