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.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the January 20, 2017 arrest of 20-year-old Christian Pelicie-Mederos, 23-year-old Selburn Abraham Ridley, 19-year-old Monte Terrell Stewart, 19-year-old Chevez Jamar Herron, and 23-year-old Marquez Deshaun Hall, all who reported Atlanta, Georgia addresses, for charges stemming from a home invasion in the Andrews Community on January 19th, 2017.
At about 9:45 pm January 19th, 2017, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence north of Andrews, North Carolina to a report of shots fired. As the responding deputy was arriving in the area, the vehicle that had been described containing the individuals that had broken into a residence was found disabled on the roadway. The vehicle was occupied by the five individuals and upon the approach of the responding deputy, two of the individuals fled on foot. Two officers with the Andrews Police Department, along with additional deputies and investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrived and all five of the individuals were apprehended. Among the items seized at the scene were firearms, illegal controlled substances and a large amount of U.S. currency.
Pelicie-Medros, Ridley, Stewart, Herron and Hall were all booked into the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for ROBBERY WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON, ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY, and RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER. All five are currently housed at the Cherokee County Detention Center under $100,000.00 secure bond. Herron has an additional $100,000.00 secure bond for charges from another incident in Clay County during 2016.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “We have not completed our investigation, but have some good indication why these individuals were in Cherokee County. We are continuing our investigation and are checking additional leads and information. I want to thank the officers of the Andrews Police Department for their assistance. I would like to remind the public that we appreciate any assistance they can provide but highly discourage any activities that would place them in harm’s way!”
Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone that has information on this crime or any other to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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