Sheriff’s Office Makes Additional Arrests in Car Break-In Cluster…

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators made two additional arrests on Tuesday in connection to a cluster of vehicle break-ins that occurred late last week and this weekend.  According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Eric K. Hooper, 25, and Devon B. Hill, 27, both of Collinsville, were taken into custody by investigators and were each charged with twelve counts of unlawful breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and five counts of second degree theft of property.  

Earlier in the week investigators arrested Tyrek A. Bellman, 18 of Piedmont, at a residence on County Road 19 and was charged with twelve counts of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and five counts of second degree theft of property.  Sabin M. Nation, 21 of Piedmont, was also arrested on Monday and was charged with second degree receiving theft of property. Additional charges of twelve counts of unlawful breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and five counts of second degree theft of property were added to Nation on Tuesday.

The break-ins occurred last week to vehicles parked at residences on U.S. Highway 411 and County Roads 83, 148, 14, and 19.  Sheriff’s Office investigators recovered some of the stolen debit cards and a few of the firearms taken from the cars.    

Sheriff Shaver said the Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind everyone to please lock their cars at night and to remove valuables from plain sight in order to help prevent criminals who are looking to take advantage of people. 

According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, investigators continue to investigate the cases and more charges may be forthcoming

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