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Sheriff's Reports 4-25-24: Pair allegedly forge 'bill of sale' to stolen vehicle

A man and a woman were arrested after they allegedly stole a truck and forged a bill of sale.

On April 16, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Jackson was called to South 476 Road to investigate a stolen vehicle report. Chris Hale said his neighbor informed him that someone stole a 1992 Toyota truck from his property. Hale, who was out of town, was unable to provide documents on the vehicle at the time. The neighbor told Jackson that he saw a truck pulling Hale's truck, and he followed the vehicle until it stopped at a residence on West 790 Road. Jackson, and Sgt. Kyle Turley and Sgt. James Carver located the stolen vehicle at the residence. Jackson said a man who was seen standing near the vehicle, took off running into a travel trailer. Jacob Sellman and another man exited the trailer and were detained. One of the men claimed that he and his cousin were asked to help Sellman and Aimee Hood in getting the vehicle. According to the man, Sellman showed him a bill of sale for the truck before they drug it to West 790 Road. Sellman told deputies that Hood purchased the truck from Hale and she sold it to Sellman for $1,000. Sellman showed Jackson a "bill of sale" that was written on a notepad. He eventually admitted to Hood writing the bill of sale and him forging Hale's name. Hood was interviewed and denied having any knowledge of the vehicle. Hood and Sellman were arrested and booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, knowingly concealing stolen property, and forgery.

On April 21, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Cowart was dispatched to reports of a disturbance at Dollar General on State Highway 82. An employee said Gloria E Salinas De Farias tried to run over a man in the parking lot. Cowart met with the woman and her daughter, who accused Michael Fleming and Jackie Roach of calling the women "Illegal aliens, among other racist remarks." Employees said Farias accelerated toward Fleming before the man fell to the ground. The employee said she didn't see the vehicle strike Fleming. The deputy then met with Fleming, who had an odor of alcohol on his person and admitted to consuming alcohol. EMS was dispatched to Dollar General and didn't find any injuries to Fleming, a tribal member. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken to jail. Roach also appeared intoxicated and said he and Fleming had been drinking. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to jail. Farias was arrested and booked for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

On April 21, Deputy Jimmie Robertson responded to Hilltop Circle after a woman said a man was banging on the door and trying to get inside her residence while her children were there with a babysitter. Thomas Mouse was found on the porch of the residence and said his cousin lived there. The man appeared intoxicated and was arrested for public drunkenness.


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