Crime Stoppers gives reward


Sheriff Bill Blanton announced that Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County has awarded $750 to the person that provided information leading to the arrest of Ricky Brannon. Brannon was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Arson, and Grand Larceny in reference to the fire at the Cherokee County Courthouse on May 11, 2004. 

The Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies in the county, participates in Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County. The program, sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, allows citizens to call the Crime Stoppers hotline with information about any crime, suspected criminal activity, or with the location of wanted criminals or stolen merchandise. Law enforcement investigates the information and, if an arrest is made, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. All calls are kept in complete confidence, and calls may be made anonymously.

Crime Stoppers of Cherokee County is a non-profit organization. Any person, business, or organization wishing to make a donation to the Crime Stoppers program should contact Sheriff Bill Blanton. All donations are tax deductible.