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 March 20th, 2019 arrest of Dylan Cruse, a 22 year old Marble, North Carolina man for charges of misdemeanor child abuse.
On March 20th, 2019 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a report involving a minor child that was at Union General Hospital and had possible ingested a controlled substance at a residence in Cherokee County, North Carolina. A deputy with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office went to Union General Hospital and received information which identified Cruse as suspect in the incident.
Additionally, during the investigation information was provided that the minor child required further medical attention and was transferred to another hospital facility in Georgia. The deputy made the appropriate notifications with the Cherokee County Department of Social Services.
The incident was turned over to the Investigative Division which continued the investigation and then presented the information to the District Attorney’s office who provided guidance on the charges. The information was then presented to the North Carolina Magistrate who issued the charges for the arrest of Cruse.
Cruse, who was already incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center, was charged with Misdemeanor Child Abuse. Cruse was given a $10,000.00 secure bond in addition to NO BOND for a probation violation.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “This was some good work between our Patrol Deputies and our Investigations Division to bring this case to conclusion so quickly. It is one of the unfortunate problems we face here with drug abuse in Cherokee County.”
Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law by calling 828-837-3144 or submitting a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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