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 January 08th, 2016 arrest of Jonathon Caleb Fleming, a 20-year-old Murphy, North Carolina man with additional sexual assault charges stemming from an April 23rd, 2015 reported sexual assault.
Additional information was presented to the January 2016 setting of the Cherokee County Grand Jury. During that session, the Grand Jury issued two additional Indictments for Second Degree Rape and Second Degree Sexual Offense.
Fleming surrendered himself to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the North Carolina Magistrate set and additional $150,000 secure bond. Fleming is currently being detained in the Cherokee County Detention Center until his February 29th, 2016 Superior Court date.
Due to the nature of the crime and the age of the victim, no further information will be issued by the sheriff's office.
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. Please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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