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— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the October 14th, 2015 arrest of 40-year-old Scott Jennings Cable of Topton, North Carolina for charges resulting from three home invasions.
On or about October 14th, 2015 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an adult male had been abducted at gun point from his Marble, North Carolina residence. Additional information became known that the male victim had been forced to drive Cable to a residence in the Caney Creek Community of Cherokee County where Cable broke into the residence while armed and held the residents there against their will for a period of time and threatened the residents while there. Cable then ended his spree by breaking into a residence in the town limits of Murphy while being armed. Units of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Murphy Police Department were able to apprehend Cable and bring him to the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Cable was charged with First Degree Burglary, Assault and Battery, Assault by Point a gun, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Resisting Public Officer. Cable is currently being detained under a $65,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court on November 17th, 2015.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “I want to commend all the law enforcement officers both from my agency and from Murphy Police Department on their swift handling of this very dangerous situation. This is but another incident which is linked back to the illegal use of controlled substances. We are continuing to investigate this incident and expect additional charges to come out of that investigation.”
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