Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators made two additional arrests in connection to a rash of vehicle break-ins occurring late last week and over the weekend.
The latest arrests were made on Tuesday (October 8th) with two Collinsville residents – 25 year old Eric Kyle Hooper and 27 year old Devon Brook Hill – each being charged with five counts of Theft of Property 2nd Degree in addition to 12 counts of Breaking & Entering into a Motor Vehicle.
On Monday, investigators arrested Tyrek Ali Bellman, age 18 of Piedmont, at a residence on County Road 19 – charging him with 12 counts of Breaking & Entering into a Motor Vehicle and five counts of Theft of Property 2nd Degree. Sabin Martinst Nation, age 21 of Piedmont was arrested the same day and was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree.
Additional charges of 12 counts of Breaking & Entering into a Motor Vehicle and five counts of Theft of Property 2nd Degree were added to Nation on Tuesday.
The break-ins occurred last week to vehicles parked at homes located on U.S. Highway 411 and County Roads 83, 148, 14 and 19. Sheriff’s Office investigators recovered several of the stolen debit cards and some of the firearms taken from the vehicles.
According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford – the investigation into that matter is on-going and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver wishes to remind everyone to lock their cars at night – and remove valuables from plain sight.