Teen arrested in GA in connection to NC man's murder
A 19-year-old has been arrested in Georgia in connection to the murder of a 73-year-old North Carolina man.
On September 7, a Union County, Georiga, deputy tried to stop a vehicle just over the North Carolina/Georgia state line off Highway 129, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said. The driver, identified as Isaiah Beavers, ran from the vehicle and was not arrested.
The deputy requested a Cherokee County deputy go to a home on Carson Lane in North Carolina to do a welfare check on the registered owner of the vehicle.
When deputies arrived at the home, they found Jerry Dalrymple unresponsive. He was flown to a Chattanooga hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Beavers, who is from Cherokee County, became a suspect in the case following further investigation, the spokesperson explained. Warrants were issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody on or about September 8 in Union County.
He is currently being held in the Towns/Union County. He will be extradited back to Cherokee County.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said there are other persons of interest in this case and other arrests are expected.
“We continue our investigation in this this very grave crime. We are diligently searching for the additional suspects we have identified," Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer said. "My Office extends thanks to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Probation and Parole, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation all which were extremely helpful in this investigation. We continue to ask for prayers for all concerned.”
The sheriff's office asks that the community report suspicious activity to them by calling 828-837-1344. You can also send in a tip on their website.