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Trio charged with larceny, weapons possession and drugs in jail

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.

Christy Michelle Patton

Christy Michelle Patton

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin announced that 29 year old Christy Michelle Patton, 23 year old Brent Douglas Morrow, and 32 year old Travis Anvrous Mann were arrested for larceny from a local convenience store and for violations of the controlled substance laws.

During the early morning hours of June 28th, 2014 deputies were patrolling the western section of Cherokee County, when they spotted individuals in the parking lot of a local convenience store who appeared to be acting suspicious. Upon checking the individuals, it was discovered that they had stolen items from the convenience store, some of which are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Brent Douglas Morrow

Brent Douglas Morrow

While conducting the investigation into the stolen items, a wants and warrants check was done and information was received that Mann had warrants for previous controlled substance violations. Mann was placed under arrest for the warrants and during a search of Mann a handgun was located in a boot that Mann was wearing.

Mann, Morrow and Patton were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center. Previous to their arrival, all three were given the opportunity to surrender any controlled substances that may have.  Upon arriving at the Cherokee County Detention Center Patton was searched and a substantial quantity of controlled substances was found on her person.

The following is a list of charges and associated bonds for each of the three:

Christy Michelle Patton – Misdemeanor Larceny, Possess Controlled Substances in Prison/Jail Premises – $5,000.00 secure bond

Travis Anvrous Mann – Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Simple Possession Schedule VI Controlled Substance Carrying Concealed Weapon – $5,000.00 secure bond

Travis Anvrous Mann

Travis Anvrous Mann

Brent Douglas Morrow – Misdemeanor Larceny – $2,000.00 secure bond

Patton, Mann and Morrow all have posted bonds and are expected to appear in Cherokee County District Court on July 8, 2014.

Sheriff Lovin commended the vigilance of the deputies for their diligence and perseverance “it is from continued hard work that we can make progress in fighting crime in Cherokee County.”

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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