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 that January 16th, 2016 arrest of Richard Allan Cseh, a 55-year-old Murphy, North Carolina man for charges involving a short chase in which Cseh was found operating a stolen motor vehicle and possessing drugs.
During the early morning hours of January 16th, 2016, Cherokee County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Coalville Road in the Marble Community to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle that had pulled behind a residence. Prior to the deputies arrival, the vehicle had left the residence.
As the deputies continued their attempt to locate the vehicle, it was observed on Palmer Lane a short distance from the original call for service. When one of the deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, it sped up an in attempt to elude the officer. Following a short pursuit which ended on Pounding Mill Road, Cseh was found to be the operator of the vehicle. During the chase, the patrol vehicle of one of the deputies received damage to the windshield and front end from flying debris.
During the short investigation following the traffic stop, it was discovered that the vehicle that Cseh was operating had been stolen from Macon County, North Carolina earlier in the morning. Additionally, during a search of the vehicle, incident to arrest a small amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia was found.
Cseh was arrested and charged for INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE (Macon County North Carolina charge), POSSESS STOLEN AUTOMOBILE, RECKLESS DRIVING TO ENDANGER, FLEE/ELUDE ARREST WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE, UNSAFE MOVEMENT, FAILTO HEED LIGHT AND SIREN, STOP SIGN VIOLATION, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE. Cseh later made a $30,000.00 secure bond and has a January 27th, 2016 court date.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “I want to compliment the vigilant officers of the Patrol Division for continuing the investigation until Cseh was apprehended. Cseh is no stranger to the court system here in Cherokee County and has little regard for the safety of the community or the law enforcement officers who work here. We continue to aggressively pursue and apprehend individuals who flaunt their lawlessness and appreciate our public who is joining in this fight.”
Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law to please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at email@example.com.
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