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Sex offender in jail for living too close to protected properties

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Glenn Edward Holloway

Glenn Edward Holloway

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin announced that 27 year old Glenn Edward Holloway Jr, who gave an Andrews, North Carolina address was arrested for violation of the North Carolina Sex Offender Registration Statutes.

In August of 2011, Holloway plead guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child in Cherokee County Superior Court. Evidence gathered during the investigation indicated that not only would Holloway have to register as a sex offender but was considered an Aggravated Offender as well. Holloway initially registered in Cherokee County in March of 2013. Soon after registering with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Holloway moved to Georgia.

On July 11, 2014 Holloway returned to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and indicated that he was moving to an address in Andrews, North Carolina. Upon checking the distances to protected properties in the area Holloway was advised that he could not move to that residence.

On July 24th, 2014 an Officer with the Andrews Police Department, along with deputies with the Uniformed Services Division of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office went to two different addresses in Andrews, both of which were within 1,000 feet of protected properties. Upon checking the second residence Holloway was found hiding in a back bedroom.

Holloway was arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he is currently incarcerated on a $10,000.00 secure bond for Failing to Notify of an Address Change and Living within 1,000.00 feet of a Protected Property. Holloway is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court on August 05, 2014.

Sheriff Keith Lovin stated “Cherokee County has currently has 71 registered sex offenders, and over 90 percent offended against a child. The Sex Offender Registry is an important tool in keeping offenders in check and help protect our youth and community. I commend the officers both of the Andrews Police Department and my Deputies who were diligent in their duties in locating Holloway.”

To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.

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