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 February 21st , 2019 arrest of 36-year-old Joshua Charles Hampton of Murphy, North Carolina in connection with several motor vehicle thefts.
On February 21, 2019 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Murphy Police Department conducted a joint investigation which identified Joshua Charles Hampton as a suspect in numerous vehicle thefts as well as breaking and entering into the vehicle.
Following information as to the location of the stolen vehicles, members of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Murphy Police Department located Hampton near a housing area in Murphy, North Carolina. Hampton immediately fled on foot and was captured a short distance later.
Joshua Charles Hampton was arrested and brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he was charged with:
LARCENY OF MOTOR VEHICLE X 2, MISDEMEANOR LARCENY X 2, POSSESS STOLEN AUTOMOBILE, LARCENY OF FIREARM, BREAK AND ENTER MOTOR VEHICLE X 2, FINANCIAL CARD THEFT X 2, FINANCIAL CARD FRAUD X 2.
Hampton is currently incarcerated under a $105,000.00 secure bond and is expected to be in Cherokee County District Court March 7 , 2019.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated, “Great job working with the Murphy Police Department on getting Hampton off the street.”
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