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 arrest of 27-year-old Robert Joshua Brown, 51-year-old Robert Edward Brown and 26-year-old Krystal Darlene Millsaps on charges in connection with several breaking and enterings in the Cherokee County area.
During the months of August and September, Cherokee County experienced a rash of breaking and entering into mostly part-year residences. At the time of the breaking and enterings, the residences were not occupied.
In mid-October of this year, the Towns County Sheriff’s Office and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began a joint investigation which culminated in the initial capture of Robert Edward Brown and Krystal Darlene Millsaps in Towns County, Georgia who were in possession of a large amount of items which later was discovered to have been stolen from several residences in Cherokee County, North Carolina.
As the investigation progressed, information was found that Robert Joshua Brown, the son of Robert Edward Brown was involved in the breaking and enterings and the theft of the items from the residences in Cherokee County.
Additionally, information was discovered that Robert Edward Brown and Krystal Darlene Millsaps had gone to a local pawn shop and sold at least one of the television sets that had been stolen from a residence in Cherokee County.
Robert Joshua Brown, who was incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a breaking and entering charge from Murphy Police Department, was served with additional charges of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, as well as a fugitive warrant. Robert Joshua Brown is currently out on a $10,000 secure bond.
Robert Edward Brown and Krystal Millsaps were served with warrants for breaking and entering and fugitive warrants. Both are currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Center. Brown has a $60,000 secure bond and Millsaps has a $10,000 bond.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “This is a good example of how we partner and work with agencies in and around Cherokee County. We are continuing to build cases to recover most of the items that have been stolen. I want to thank the Towns County Sheriff’s Office for their work in this.”
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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