According to information contained in a News Release from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, 63 year old James Thomas Stimpson of Sand Rock, was indicted by a Cherokee County Grand Jury on a two count indictment for criminal solicitation.
The indictment alleges that Mr. Stimpson solicited the murder of Lorrette Gilbert. Bond was set at $150,000.
Mr. Stimpson was arrested on Friday by representatives of the Cherokee County Sheriff`s Office, Alabama Bureau of Investigation and Marshall County District Attorney`s Office and posted bond following his arrest.
This case is being prosecuted by the Marshall County District Attorney`s Office at the request of the Cherokee County District Attorney`s Office because of an existing conflict.