Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting......


According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee county investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred at a residence on County Road 22 in the Kirk’s Grove Community. Deputies responded to the call just before 10 PM on Monday night where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported by Redmond EMS to a regional hospital where he has undergone surgery and is in stable condition. 


Investigators arrested two suspects on Tuesday afternoon at a residence on Highway 9 in the Ellisville area. Anthony Matthew Gilreath, 29 of Centre, and Stephen Eric Parker, 47 of Lindale, Georgia, were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder. 


Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators continue to search for a third suspect, Michael A. Gilreath, 54 of Rome, Georgia. He is also wanted for the crime of Attempted Murder. Sheriff Shaver encourages the public to call the Sheriff’s Office at 256-927-3365 or submit an email via the website ( if they have information on his whereabouts. 

-June 20, 2019-The third suspect, Michael Gilreath, was taken into custody this evening after a manhunt on County Road 16. He was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center charged with attempted murder.