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 August 06th, 2016 arrest of 27-year-old Levi Winslow Sutton, a Murphy, North Carolina man, on charges stemming from a domestic incident.
On August 6th , 2016, deputies responded to a residence in the Tomotla Community of Cherokee County to investigate a report of what sounded like someone kicking a door in to a residence. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found Sutton hiding inside the residence of his former girlfriend. Further investigation on the scene revealed that Sutton had apparently kicked the door in and forced the occupant into the bedroom where the occupant had been sleeping. Additionally, information was found that Sutton was out on bond for various charges involving the occupant, as well as violating a domestic violence protective order.
While attempting to detain and transport Sutton, he became aggressive with the officers and resisted them.
Sutton was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for: 1st Degree Burglary, DVPO Violation, Assault on a Female, Interfering with 911 Communication, Resist, Obstruct and Delay, Injury to Real Property.
Sutton is currently being held on a $100,000 secure bond awaiting a August 16th, 2016 court appearance.
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one 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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