Sexual Assault suspect arrested in Murphy NC

MURPHY, NC (WDEF) A Murphy man has been arrested for sexual assault.

47 year old Jerry Lee Hobs was picked up at a camping site in the Ranger Community near Beach Creek.

He faces a charge of Forcible Rape.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “This is a very personal crime and I am glad to see it come to a close quickly. Although a heinous crime a bright spot you might say is that our Victim Advocate Office and Reach of Cherokee County Inc. worked hand in hand to provide much needed services in this difficult situation.”

If you have more information on this crime, please call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at

Categories: Cherokee County, Local News

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