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 November 27th, 2016 arrest of 35-year-old Charles Demiras Flowers from Murphy, NC in connection with a Breaking and Entering of a residence and concealing and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.
On November 27th, 2016, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a residence just outside the town limits of Murphy. The reporting party stated that Flowers had been at the residence earlier and had left an item of clothing which was missing along with other items including firearms.
The responding officer, Deputy Jake Bryson, was called later that evening with information as to the location of Flowers and possibly the stolen items. The location was at a residence inside the Town of Murphy. Deputy Bryson accompanied by Sgt. Cody Williams and Murphy Police Department Officer Jason Murphy found Flowers at the location. During a pat down of Flowers, one of the stolen firearms was found concealed in the pants pocket of Flowers. A consent search of the residence produced the remaining firearms and other items that had been reported missing.
Flowers was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was charged with LARCENY OF A FIREARM, POSSESS STOLEN FIREARM, POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY FELON, CARRYING CONCEALED GUN, BREAKING AND OR ENTERING, BREAK OR ENTER A MOTOR VEHICLE. The North Carolina Magistrate set a $10,000 secure bond. Flowers is currently being held awaiting a December 6th, 2016 court date.
Sheriff Palmer remarked, “This is another example of excellent teamwork by the community, the deputies of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the community we serve. As you can see, by quickly working together and following up on the information we were able to solve this case quickly!”
Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone 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.
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