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 the September 24th, 2018 arrest of a Timothy Jeffrey Mccoy, a 38 year old Andrews, North Carolina man on several counts involving the theft and possession of stolen motor vehicles.
Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division conducted an investigation into several motor vehicle thefts in Cherokee County. During the course of the investigation Timothy Mccoy, who was out on bond for several previous motor vehicle thefts, became suspect. Several locations were searched by detectives and presently five motor vehicles have been recovered. The investigation is ongoing and several additional suspects are being identified.
Timothy Jeffrey Mccoy was arrested for:
POSSESS STOLEN AUTOMOBILE, LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE, LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE, BREAKING AND OR ENTERING, LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTER, BREAKING AND OR ENTERING, LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTER, POSSESSION OF STOLEN GOODS, POSS RCV STOLEN PROP CERT FEL, POSSESS MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA, SIMPLE POSSESS SCH VI CS, INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, FIRST DEGREE TRESPASS, INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, FIRST DEGREE TRESPASS, LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE, BREAKING AND OR ENTERING, LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTER, POSSESS STOLEN AUTOMOBILE.
Mccoy is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $52,000.00 secure bond and is expected to be in Cherokee County District Court October 11th, 2018.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Good work by the Detectives and Patrol Deputies on these cases. This is a major theft ring that we are making a dent in. We anticipate several additional arrests in these and other cases from the hard work we have done so far. ”
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