According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit has charged two more individuals in connection with a home invasion that occurred in July in the Gaylesville area, during which a woman was assaulted and several items of her property were stolen. The victim required treatment of injuries sustained in the attack.
On the night of the home invasion and robbery, Jeffery L. Epps, 24, of Gaylesville, and Brandie N. Webb, 27, of Fyffe, were arrested and charged with first degree robbery and second degree assault. Just hours after the crime occurred, two other suspects quickly fled to New York. When investigators learned of their whereabouts, they contacted the United States Marshall Service for assistance in apprehending the suspects. The USMS located and arrested Courtney D. Steele, 34, of Cedar Bluff, and Scott D. Miller, 41, of Fort Payne, and the suspects were transported back to Alabama. Steele and Miller were booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, on charges of first degree robbery. Epps remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center, and Webb is out on bond awaiting trial.