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 October 30th, 2015 arrest of Jeffery Scott Dobbs, a 46 year old Murphy, North Carolina man on felony stalking charges.
During the month of October 2015, a complaint was made to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office that Jeffery Scott Dobbs was making contact with a teenaged female and the contact was unwanted and was causing anxiety to the female. During the investigation information was found that Dobbs was making contact via Facebook.com and through cellular messages.
During the investigation, it was revealed that Dobbs had been previously convicted in Cherokee County District Court on September 2, 2015 for misdemeanor Stalking and placed on probation. Additionally, there was a court order that Dobbs not contact the victim in any form which was still in effect at the time that Dobbs was making contact through Facebook and cellular messages.
On October 30th, 2015, detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by a member of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections, went to the residence of Dobbs and arrested him on the two felony warrants. At the time of arrest, there were two cellular phone which were confiscated to be examined at a later date.
Dobbs was brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was served warrants for 2 counts of felony stalking and placed on a $50,000 secure bond. The North Carolina Magistrate set a November 4th, 2015 District Court date. Dobbs remains in the custody of the Detention Center at the time of this press release.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “Social media and cellphones have given lots of folks a false sense of security feeling their activities are hidden. Fortunately, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has many capabilities that smaller agencies don’t have in working these types of cases. Although cases such as this one are very time consuming and often very technical, we are able to search out individuals like Jeffery Dobbs and bring them to justice. This case could have had a very different result and hopefully with this arrest, Dobbs will understand this type of behavior will not be tolerated. We do appreciate the help of our Probation and Parole Officers who stepped up when called upon. It does take the whole team to help our community remain safe and secure.”
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
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