A man wanted in connection with a series of Cherokee County burglaries, has been arrested in Georgia.  Carl Todd Browning, 46 of Summerville, was recently arrested in Chattooga County on charges of Parole Violation and Burglary 2nd Degree.

According to the News Release issued by Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver on November 6th a number of local burglary cases had been cleared up with the arrest of 41 year old Eric Shon Burke of Summerville.  He was arrested in Walker County, Georgia on several offenses and awaits extradition to Chattooga, Floyd and Cherokee counties.

At that time authorities were still searching for Browning with investigators from Cherokee Chattooga, Floyd and Walker counties, as well as Cedar Bluff Police working together on the case.

It’s unclear when he, and Burke, will be extradited back to Cherokee County, to face charges.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver tells WEIS Radio News that some property stolen in the burglaries recently taking place locally, has been recovered following that arrest.



According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators recently solved multiple burglaries that occurred on the south end of Cherokee County last month and a theft in Cedar Bluff.  Investigators worked diligently with authorities in Chattooga, Floyd, and Walker counties in Georgia to locate one of the suspects and recover some of the stolen property.  Eric Shon Burke, 41, of Summerville, Georgia, was arrested in Walker County on numerous offenses and awaits extradition to Chattooga, Floyd, and Cherokee counties.  One suspect, Carl Todd Browning, 46 of Summerville remains at large.  Both Burke and Browning are suspects in multiple burglary and theft crimes in Cherokee County.

Chief Investigator Josh Summerford stated the cooperation between investigators from Cherokee, Chattooga, Floyd, and Walker Counties, as well Cedar Bluff, made it possible to solve this multi-county crime spree.  Sheriff Shaver expressed his appreciation to the members of the community who responded to our request for tips in identifying the suspects and also requests information on the location of the wanted suspect, Carl Todd Browning.  Tips should be provided to Investigator Tony Monroy at 256-927-2581, or information may be made anonymously by calling the tip line at 256-927-9999 or via the Sheriff’s Office websitehttp://cherokeecountyalsheriff.com/crime_tip.php.