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 arrest of 59-year-old Kelvin Wayne Blaylock, a Murphy, North Carolina resident for Murder.
Shortly after 8:30 pm on October 4th, 2015, Cherokee County Communications received a call for assistance at a Peachtree Community address where the caller stated there had been a domestic dispute and that a male party at the residence had been shot.
Upon arrival at the residence, the responding deputy sheriff secured the residence to allow Emergency Medical Services entrance to provide services. Although attempts were made to provide lifesaving measures to the victim, 30-year-old Michael (Chicago) Davis, they were not successful. During the investigation, a search warrant of the residence was completed and several items were seized as evidence.
Kelvin Wayne Blaylock was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center and charged with Murder. Blaylock is presently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center under no bond.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “We are in the early stages of the investigation and continue to follow leads. Although we know there were issues involved at this residence we will not speculate until we have done a thorough investigation. I would like to thank Cherokee County EMS, Peachtree Volunteer Fire Department, the Cherokee County Rescue Squad and the District Attorney's Office for their assistance in this investigation."
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