Several individuals have been arrested in connection with an incident occurring December 13th –Cherokee County law enforcement officials were contacted that night, by residents of Chattooga County, Georgia, stating they were following possible suspects of a burglary of their home which happened earlier in the day.
On Cherokee County Road 41 officers spotted two of the suspects in a white Chevy pick-up and another on a 4-wheeler, which was suspected to have been stolen from Cedar Bluff earlier in the day. As the officer approached them, the suspect on the 4-wheeler fled.
Officers from the Cherokee and Chattooga County Sheriff’s Offices and the Cedar Bluff Police Department responded to the scene.
Stolen property from the Chattooga County burglary was found in the truck, and later in a home in Gaylesville, along with a large quantity of car stereo equipment including speakers, amplifiers, and in-car DVD players. The two occupants of the truck were taken into custody, and identified as Crystal Shelton and Kenneth Wooten.
While waiting for a wrecker to tow the pick-up, an unidentified person fired a shot at Cedar Bluff Police Chief Steve Walden.
Walden called for backup and several officers from surrounding agencies, and a search dog team from the Alabama Department of Corrections responded, and while officers were conducting the manhunt, a vehicle charged through a road block nearly hitting several officers.
A short chase followed which resulted in three additional suspects being taken into custody.
They were identified as James David Burrage, Timothy Lamar McGill II and Christopher Wolfe, the driver of the 4-wheeler. Two firearms were recovered from the Chattooga County burglary – along with the 4-wheeler.
37 year old James David Burrage, of Gaylesville, has been charged with three counts of reckless endangerment, attempting to elude, resisting arrest, 2nd degree receiving stolen property and also with violation of the prohibition law – Christopher Lamar Wolfe, age 33, Summerville, Georgia, was charged with 2nd degree receiving stolen property, attempting to elude, with resisting arrest, violation of the prohibition law, 1st degree receiving stolen property and the unlawful possession of a controlled substance – 20 year old Timothy Lamar McGill II of Dalton Georgia was charged with attempting to elude, resisting arrest and a violation of prohibition law – 50 year old Kenneth Wayne Wooten of Menlo Georgia was charged with 3rd degree receiving stolen property – while 20 year old Crystal Leann Shelton of Gaylesville was charged with 3rd degree receiving stolen property.
Further charges are expected to follow as the case is still under investigation.
Anyone with any information on the case is encouraged to contact Cherokee County Investigator Seth Rochester at (256) 927-3365.