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 November 16th , 2017 arrest of 61-year-old John Zimmerman and 45-year-old Tracey Rebecca Evans both of Marietta, Georgia .
On the morning of November 16th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a request from the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force to assist in the apprehension and capture of John Zimmerman who was a wanted fugitive from Cobb County, Georgia on Aggravated Assault Charges.
During the early afternoon hours, members of the Task Force and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office went to the Boiling Springs Community of Cherokee County where Zimmerman and Evans were encountered in Evans' vehicle . From all appearances, they were headed from the suspected residence to continue Zimmerman’s flight from justice. Inside Evans' vehicle were articles of food and clothing which belonged to both individuals.
John Zimmerman is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center under no bond. Zimmerman is expected to appear in Cherokee County District Court on 11/21/2017.
Tracey Rebecca Evans was arrested and taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center where she was released after posting a $5000.00 Secure Bond. She is expected to appear in Cherokee County District Court on 11/21/2017.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “ We continue to team up to keep Cherokee County a safe place to live.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone that has information 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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