The following press release has been issued by Chief Justin Jacobs, Town of Murphy Police Department
Official Press Release
Location: Movie Time Video, Murphy, NC 28906
Date of Incident: July 25th, 2016
Time of Incident: 10:04 pm
Agencies Involved: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Cherokee County 911 Dispatch Center, Murphy Police Department
On July 25th, 2016, at approximately 10:04 pm, the Murphy Police Department was dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Movie Time Video on Andrews Road in Murphy. Officers with the Murphy Police Department, along with deputies from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. It was reported to officers that a white male subject came into the Movie Time Video store around closing time. The male subject was wearing blue jeans and a gray tee shirt, some type of mask around his face and had a black hand gun. The clerk reported to officers that the male subject came into the store and pointed the hand gun at the clerk and told the clerk to go into the office and not to come out until the clerk counted to 200.
The male subject took money from the cash register and strong box. While the clerk was inside the office, the male subject took the business telephone from the front area and went to the back area of the store where he switched the breaker for the lights inside the store off and left through the back door. Officers are attempting to gather any video from surrounding businesses that may help in this investigation.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Murphy Police Department at (828) 837-2214.
Due to the pending nature of this investigation, this is all of the information that can be shared at this time.
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 July 13th, 2016 arrest of 42-year-old Jennifer Dale Farmer who gave a Murphy, North Carolina address for charges handed down from the July 11th, 2016 Grand Jury Session.
On March 26th, 2016 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in the Beaver Dam Community of Cherokee County to investigate a suspicious fire. During the investigation, information was made known that one of the occupants of the residence had been burnt in the fire and had been flown to a burn hospital in Georgia because of the nature and severity of the injuries.
As the investigation continued, information became known that indicated that Farmer was suspect in the crimes. That information was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury who handed down indictments for Assault With a Deadly Weapon with the Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Fraudulently Burning of a Dwelling.
Farmer was served with the indictments and is currently in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $150,000 secure bond awaiting a November 7th, 2016 Superior Court hearing.
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one 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.