According to Cherokee County Alabama Sheriff Jeff Shaver, A vehicle stolen from Chattanooga Tennessee was recovered on County Road 70 at the Cherokee Rock Village on Saturday night at approximately 11:18pm. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Brandon Michael Smith, age 26 of Evansville Tennessee.
Deputy Shawn Rogers was on routine patrol on County Road 70 near the Rock Village when he was notified by persons camping that a suspicious person had approached them and that the person appeared to be intoxicated. Deputy Rogers located the vehicle a 1998 Ford F150 truck and arrested the driver for driving under the influence of alcohol. Upon further investigation it was determined that the truck was reported as stolen.
Brandon Michael Smith was arrested and charged with DUI and Receiving Stolen Property 1st, he is currently incarcerated in the Cherokee County Detention Facility awaiting a bond hearing.