According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, three suspects were arrested on U.S. Highway 411 just north of Centre on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, afternoon for trafficking methamphetamine. Sgt. Gene Knowles, assisted by Investigator Jeremy Stepps, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The deputies located a large amount of methamphetamine and a handgun inside the vehicle and took three suspects into custody. Jacob C. Hill, 28, of New Hope and Keondrick I. Patterson, 20, of Huntsville were both charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and certain persons prohibited to possess a pistol. Katherine Antenor, 20, of Huntsville was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and carrying a pistol without a permit. Deputies later learned two of the suspects are currently on bond from Madison County, Patterson for attempted murder and Hill for drug trafficking.
Sheriff Shaver said the arrests were made while Sgt. Gene Knowles was working overtime on the traffic safety grant that began October 1st.
Keondrick I. Patterson Katherine Antenor