Busi­ness­man ar­rested in con­nec­tion to ceme­tery

Cherokee County Herald - - NEWS -

A Grand Jury re­cently in­dicted a Chero­kee County busi­ness­man for theft by de­cep­tion in the first de­gree. Charged was Johnny Usry, 64, who was charge in con­nec­tion with the op­er­a­tion of Chero­kee Mem­ory Gar­den on Ala. 9.

Re­ports in­di­cated that Usry was re­cently booked into the Chero­kee County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on July 7 and was re­leased af­ter post­ing a $15,000 bond.

The in­dict­ment from the Chero­kee County Cir­cuit Clerk’s of­fice showed that Usry did “know­ingly ob­tain by de­cep­tion con­trol over checks, cur­rency or the prop­erty of a named in­di­vid­ual in the amount of $2,500 with the in­tent to de­prive the owner of said prop­erty in vi­o­la­tion of Sec­tion 13A-8-3 of the Code of Alabama.”

Ear­lier this spring, res­i­dents com­plained of lack of up­keep of the Chero­kee Mem­ory Gar­den Ceme­tery. The flower shop has been closed, re­ports said.

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