Two trucks were stolen from a Leesburg residence recently, but were quickly recovered by Cherokee County and Etowah County deputies.
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, one of the trucks was recovered by Etowah County deputies after wrecking during a pursuit in the Ball Play area. The other truck was later recovered by Cherokee County deputies.
Cherokee County investigators were able to quickly develop suspects in the theft and make three arrests last week. The three suspects, Brandon T. Cobb, 18, of Sand Rock, Tracy A. Thompson, 19 of Leesburg, and Taylor W. Rochester, 18 also of Leesburg, were charged by Chief Investigator Michael Green with two counts of first degree theft of property. All three remain in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, the three are part of 51 arrests made by Sheriff’s investigators in January.