The following press release has been issued by the Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On March 4, 2017, at approximately 7:52 PM, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Ford Road in Warne in reference to a breaking and entering. Sheriff Davis said the victim in this case returned home to find her back door open, with broken glass on her porch, and a bloody mess in her kitchen. She went back to her car, called 911, and waited for deputies to arrive.
The first responding deputy entered the residence and began to check it for anyone inside. He followed a blood trail all the way to a bedroom where he discovered a naked man, who appeared to be passed out, lying on a bed. Another deputy arrived shortly after and they were able to take the man into custody.
Sheriff Davis said the man was later identified as Dwight Scott McClure, 36, of Warne. It appears a possible motive was to steal medications as there were several gone through in the residence. Other possible motives are under investigation at this time.
McClure was transported to Murphy Medical Center for his injuries and was later arrested and charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Injury to Real Property, Failure to Appear on a Felony, and Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor. He is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center on a total bond of $32,000. He has a court date of March 13, 2017.
The following press release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sometime shortly after midnight on Sunday March 5, 2017, an off-duty Clay County Investigator witnessed a red Chevrolet Colorado truck plow through the gate of the back parking lot at Tri-County Community College. The truck then pulled out onto Highway 64 heading toward Clay County. The Investigator checked the gate and saw that it had been forced open. He then went to see if he could locate the truck while contacting Cherokee County 911 Communications.
Sheriff Davis said the vehicle was located by the Investigator on Highway 64 going into Clay County; he then notified Clay County 911 Communications of the vehicle's location. A Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy located them and was able to stop the truck on Highway 64 West near Jacky Jones Ford.
Sheriff Davis said the driver was identified as Richard Keith Summer, 47, of Andrews, NC. Summer told deputies he did not know who the vehicle belonged to and that he just wanted to get home to Georgia.
Summer was arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Driving While License Revoked, and Reckless Driving. He is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center under a $5000 bond. Other charges are pending.
Sheriff Davis said this was not Summer’s first run in with law enforcement that day. Apparently, he had already had at least two other encounters with law enforcement in Andrews and Murphy.