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 July 31st, 2015 arrest of 38 year old Edwin Walter King Jr. and 36 year old Fame Lora Conley both of Murphy, North Carolina on charges stemming from a July 21st, 2015 breaking and entering.
On or about July 21st 2015, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering in the Ranger Community of Cherokee County. The victim reported several items of household goods had been removed from the residence.
Investigators uncovered information that Conley was using an online yard sale page on the social media site Facebook.com to sell items that were identical to what had been stolen. The investigators conducted a search at the residence of Conley and King and recovered many of the items that had been reported in the July 21st, 2015 incident.
Both Conley and King were arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where they were placed on a $5,000.00 secure bond. During District Court on August 03, 2015 Conley’s bond was unsecured and King’s bond was reduced to $3,000.00 secure. Both are expected to be in Cherokee County District Court on August 19th, 2015.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “This was some good work by a couple of my investigators. They followed the leads, conducted a search and recovered items for the victim.”
To report crime in Cherokee County, 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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