According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a Jackson County man was taken into custody by investigators on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in connection to a Cherokee County burglary, which occurred approximately two weeks ago. Sheriff's Office investigators with assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office located the suspect in the Dutton area and recovered a firearm stolen in the burglary. Johnny T. Townson, 33 of Dutton was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he awaits bond on burglary charges.
Sheriff Shaver noted the serial number on the firearm played a significant role in solving this case and stressed the importance of documenting serial numbers of your property. A form to help do this is located on the Sheriff's Office website at http://www.cherokeecountyalsheriff.com/plugins/show_image.php?id=695.