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   According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the charges against 45 year old Charles Clayton Todd, Jr. have been upgraded.  On April 25, 2012, Todd was indicted by a Cherokee County Grand Jury on charges of attempted murder, first degree robbery, and first degree attempted arson.  The indictment stems from a home invasion that occurred in the Broomtown community on Thursday, April 19, 2012.  Todd is accused of breaking into a residence occupied by a bed-ridden elderly lady, assaulting her with a deadly weapon, stealing property, and then setting her bed on fire before leaving her to die.  The victim was able to put out the fire before it spread and call for help.  She was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.  Sheriff's Office Investigators and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force began searching for Todd Thursday afternoon.  He was apprehended at approximately 11:00 p.m. in a wooded area off County Road 60.  Todd is currently being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a cash bond of $500,000.  This case is being investigated by Cherokee County Fire/Arson Investigator Shawn Rogers and Deputy State Fire Marshal Ray Cumby.

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