Marble, North Carolina man charged with sexual battery

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – A suspect in a Cherokee County sexual battery case didn’t keep a low profile.

The sheriff reports that 53 year old Kenneth James Laney was involved in a disturbance at a home in the Marble Community.

Investigators determined that Laney was trespassing on the property.

And he was also a suspect in the sexual battery of a woman living there.

He was arrested and taken to jail.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer urges anyone with more information on the case to call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.

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