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Burglary suspect arrested 01-03-11







On December 9, 2010, a resident of Spring Creek Campground on County Road 450 reported a burglary at his residence and provided security camera photographs of the suspect to the Cherokee County Sheriff?s office. While reviewing surveillance video from another case, Investigator Seth Rochester recognized a man as being the burglary suspect and was also able to identify his vehicle and tag number. Patrols were increased in the area and neighbors were notified to be on the look out for the subject. Rochester received a call that a vehicle matching the description of the suspect had been spotted. Sgt. Camp Reese and Cherokee County Narcotics Agent Joe Johnson responded with Rochester and were able to locate the vehicle which was occupied by the subject and a female. There were two stolen vehicle license plates, burglary tools, and an illegal weapon found in their possession. The man also gave false identity information to the officers in an attempt to avoid being arrested for outstanding warrants in Floyd and Cobb counties in Georgia. Paul Mark Cunningham, 35, of Marietta, Georgia, was arrested and charged with 3rd degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, using false identity to obstruct justice, carrying and possessing an illegal weapon and two counts of 3rd degree receiving stolen property. Cunningham remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center on $16,500 bond.


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