Clay County Sheriff's Office

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Clay County Sheriff's Office

Clay County Sheriff's Office

Harvey May/ OCA 2014-0700 / Larceny of Firearms (2 counts)

On September 9th, 2014 Clay County Sheriff's Office received a report of 2 firearms that had been stolen that morning. Investigators followed up on a lead at the residence of Sandy Pate at 2153 Jarrett road. Officers were met by Angelique Baldwin who had stated that the suspect and Pate was not at the residence. Officers went to the end of the driveway and waited and then received a phone call from Baldwin that Pate just arrived back at the residence. Officers met Pate at the residence and she advised that the suspect Harvey May jump out of the back window of the residence and fled on foot.

Pate then advised that the 9mm firearm that was stolen was hidden in her fireplace which was then recovered by the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Baldwin's boyfriend, Robert Pemberton was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. During the investigation, other information was provided that led Investigators to recover the other stolen .380 firearm. During a search of the residence by consent, Investigators also found drug paraphernalia belonging to Baldwin.

Investigators then took warrants out on May for 2 counts of Larceny of a firearm. Baldwin was arrested for obstruction when she lied to officers about who was in the residence and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Pemberton was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. May was arrested that same day for the two outstanding warrants for larceny of a firearm. This investigation ongoing and other charges could be taken on suspects pending the outcome of the investigation.

Ada Grant, Tiffany McNabb - OCA 2014-0702 and OCA 2014-0707

Type: Misdemeanor break/enter, possess methamphetamine, possess schedule II controlled substance, possess drug paraphernalia.

On September 10th, 2014 Investigators received a report of a breaking and entering at 4187 Myers Chapel Road. Off duty, Deputy Travis Anderson, received information that a suspicious vehicle was parked at a vacant residence that belongs to his family. Upon arrival, Deputy Anderson identified two females, Ada Grant and Tiffany McNabb. Deputy Anderson took their information and forwarded to Clay County Investigators. Anderson did advise there was some Antique glassware that was missing from the residence.

Investigators then obtained and executed search warrant for the residence of Ada Grant and Tiffany McNabb at 1337 Fires Creek Road. Investigators did not find the stolen items in question but found and seized methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Ada Mary Grant was charged with Possess Methamphetamine, Possess Schedule II controlled substance, Possess drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor breaking and entering. Tiffany Nicole McNabb was charged with Possess Schedule II controlled substance, Possess drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor breaking and entering.

!** SCAM ALERT **!

We want to alert you to a phone scam that is going on in Clay County where our citizens are being targeted.

It starts with the scam artists calling and claiming to be a family member or that one of your family members are in jail or hurt and that they need money sent right away. They will request you to wire money to them to “help” your family member. Often times the caller will not want you to make any calls to verify that the person is actually in need of the money. Later on people realize that the family member was not in any kind of trouble or even where the caller claimed they were.

If someone that you don’t know calls and claims that someone in your family is in jail or hurt, get a number to call them back. You will be encouraged not to call the person in question and may even be told it will make things much worse for them. This is a lie. Hang up. Call the family member that is supposed to be in trouble to verify the information and then contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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295 Courthouse Drive, Hayesville NC 28904

Welcome to the Clay County Sheriff's Office web site.  The purpose of this site is to introduce you to the Sheriff's Office and the many services that we provide the community.

I consider it my duty as Sheriff to see that the citizens of Clay County are provided the very best service we can and strive to earn the trust you have placed in all of us.  All of the employees of the CCSO take pride in our jobs and never forget that we and our families are also part of the community that we are sworn to keep safe.

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn the many facets of our office.  We welcome and appreciate your suggestions and support in our quest to make Clay County an even safer place to live, work and raise our families.  Please feel free to call my office anytime to discuss any concerns you might have.


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