Actions of Alert Neighbors
The actions of an alert neighbor led to the arrest of two individuals for burglary, theft of services, and drug related charges. According to Cherokee County Jeff Shaver, a citizen observed strangers at his neighbors residence on county Road 947 in the Round Mountain community and notified authorities. Cherokee County deputies and Leesburg Police responded to the scene and stopped a vehicle leaving the property. The suspects were detained for questioning and stated they were staying with relatives at a residence in the area. Investigators searched that residence and recovered property reported stolen including several firearms and electronic equipment. They also discovered the suspect had been unlawfully obtaining utility services. Jeremy R. McCord, 31, and Ashley A. Walsh, 26, were arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center. McCord is charged with burglary, theft of property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Walsh is charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and has pending warrants for theft of property from Rainbow City.