On Monday, October 20, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Cherokee County E-911 received a call reporting a shooting at a residence in the Farill community. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies, and Cedar Bluff police officers responded to the scene. Officers discovered a white male, 39 year-old Billy Ingram had been shot and killed.
The recently formed Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit quickly responded to the scene and began the investigation. Investigators from the multi-agency unit worked around the clock to determine the persons responsible for Ingram's death.
Evidence led investigators to Rossville, Georgia, where 21 year-old Jeremiah Jackson and 36 year-old Darrell Burgess were taken into custody late Monday night. Both are being held in the Walker County, Georgia, Detention Center awaiting extradition to Cherokee County for the charge of murder.
Sheriff Jeff Shaver commended the diligent work of the Major Crimes Unit for quickly solving this case and arresting the two individuals. Shaver stated, "I know it's difficult for a family to have someone senselessly killed, and I'm thankful those responsible were apprehended so quickly."