Cherokee County authorities have arrested two men on Burglary and Drug charges – after Sheriff’s Department Investigator Mark Hicks responded to a call on County Road 763 in the southern portion of the county on Tuesday.

The complainant told investigator Hicks that an individual, who she named, was sneaking around her home – when she confronted the man, he ask to use the telephone before leaving on foot.

Officers began to check the nearby area and quickly located a small pick-up pulled onto a side road with a man inside – it was soon determined, that he was indeed, the person they were searching for.

A warrant check was conducted and it was determined that the man had three warrants in Cherokee County and one in Calhoun County.

He was arrested on the scene and his vehicle towed – the second suspect wasn’t found at that time.

At about 5:00pm the first man was brought to the Sheriff’s Office and turned over to Law Enforcement with Deputy Brent Snead, Corporal Kirk Blankenship, and Narcotics Officer Joe Johnson interviewing the subject.

Later, both subjects had charges filed against them.

Patrick Shane Coheley was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree; meanwhile, Benjamin Daniel Howell was arrested on three Failure to Appear Warrants for Cherokee County and on one Probation Violation warrant for Calhoun County also with Burglary 3rd Degree, the unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and the Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance.

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