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.
Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced May 25th, 2018 arrest of 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Hamilton of Andrews, North Carolina for charges stemming from a sexual assault investigation.
Following a May 5th, 2018 report of a sexual assault of a minor female child committed in the Town of Andrews, North Carolina, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation which included the assistance of the HAVEN Child Advocacy Center. From that investigation, Hamilton was identified as the suspect in the case. Information gathered during the investigation was presented to the North Carolina Magistrate who issued warrants for the arrest of Hamilton.
Ryan Alexander Hamilton was arrested at his residence without incident. He was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the Magistrate set a $10,000.00 secure bond for the charges of Sexual Battery and Assault on a Female. Hamilton is currently incarcerated at the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting a June 12th, 2018 District Court date.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “We want to reach out and thank the staff of HAVEN for the invaluable assistance they provide, not only in this particular case, but in all the cases involving our youth!”
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