The following press releases have been issued by Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Tuesday June 13, 2017, Clay County Deputies responded to a report of a Breaking and Entering in Progress on Old Hwy 64 West in Warne. When Deputies arrived they encountered Cody Dockery who was the suspect in the breaking and entering.
Upon further investigation it was determined there was no breaking and entering. But it was discovered that Dockery had outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Union County, GA. While deputies were talking to him he kept trying to go in behind a truck that was parked there on the property. When deputies placed him under arrest there was a bag containing several pills on the ground next time him behind that truck. A small amount of methamphetamine was discovered on Dockery as well.
Sheriff Davis said Dockery was charged on Fugitive Warrants for Felony Flee to Elude Police out of Union County and received a $5000 bond. He was also charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Alprazolam), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He received an additional $5000 bond on those charges. He had a June 26, 2017 court date.
Stolen Property Recovered
On Thursday June 15, 2017, Clay County Investigators received information regarding a stolen John Deere tractor, bushhog, and Snapper riding mower. They were able to get enough information where they were able to apply for and receive a search warrant from a Clay County Magistrate.
Upon execution of the search warrant, Sheriff Davis said the investigators recovered a John Deere tractor with the bushhog, and a Snapper riding mower. The problem was they were uncertain as to where they were stolen from.
On Sunday June 18th, a Deputy was dispatched to Sally Gap Road in reference to a breaking and entering; three of the items taken from the barn at this location where a John Deere tractor, a bushhog, and a Snapper riding mower. Still missing is a Craftsman push mower.
Sheriff Davis said it is not very often that we are able to recover something before we know it is stolen, but this incident worked out and we did just that. He is also asking anyone with information into this matter to please call and speak to an investigator as the matter is still under investigation and charges are pending.
Update on Fugitives
Recently we ran an article on Bradley Crawford because the Sheriff’s Office had warrants on him for Failing to Work After Paid. After the article ran Crawford turning himself in. He received a $5,000 unsecured bond for warrants out of Clay County, and received a $6,000 secured bond on the same charges out of Cherokee County. His had a June 26 court date here and a June 27 court date in Cherokee County.
Back in April we ran an article for Zack Hart because we had several warrants for him for Failure to Appear. He was arresting in Cherokee County last week on those Failure to Appear charges along with a Possession of Methamphetamine charge.
Sheriff Davis wanted to thank all of those that sent messages, emailed, or called in with information on these two. With the help of the community we are more effectively able to do our jobs.
On Thursday June 15, 2017, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a report of a breaking and entering on Fires Creek Road. It appeared someone had broken into the residence and taken several items, including firearms and handmade knives. Later this same day, a neighbor of the victim located some of the firearms and knives near the residence.
Sheriff Davis said thankfully there was a security system that captured an excellent picture of the suspect. Clay County Investigators recognized the suspect but were unable to identify him. They reached out to investigators in Cherokee County and were able to identify him and secure warrants for his arrest.
Jarred Taylor Cheeks, 23 of Murphy, was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, four counts of Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, and Injury to Real Property.
Sheriff Davis said Cheeks was arrested early on Monday June 19, 2017. Preliminarily, it sounds like he had one of the firearms in his possession when he was arrested. This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released as it is gathered.
On the morning of Friday June 16, 2017, Clay County Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Tusquittee Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Apparently a man described as being white with shoulder length hair, thin build, loose fitting shirt, and blue jeans approached the woman that called and said his battery died during the night while he was fishing. He asked for help, but she got an uneasy feeling about it and left to call 911.
When deputies arrived they ran the tag to the vehicle and discovered it was stolen out of Kentucky, but they were not able to find the man. Sheriff Davis is asking if anyone saw anything that morning to please call and speak to a deputy. Maybe someone saw this man walking down Tusquittee Road or possibly gave him a ride. The vehicle was a grey in color Chevrolet Impala. Any information could be helpful. You can call us at 389-6354, email us at email@example.com, or message us on Facebook. As always, any information you provide can remain anonymous.
On the evening of Monday June 12, 2017, a Clay County Investigator attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation. The driver of the motorcycle failed to stop and a chase ensued. The driver of the motorcycle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. After a while the investigator lost the motorcycle on Cold Branch Road.
But, Sheriff Davis said, the motorcycle and its driver were discovered again on Peckerwood Road. There a brief foot occurred, but the deputy was unsuccessful in apprehending the suspect.
Sheriff Davis said, fortunately the deputies knew who they were chasing and were able to secure warrants for Zachary Ryan Mixon. Mixon has been charged with Felony Flee to Elude Arrest, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and two counts of Resisting an Officer.
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