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Free water not so free


A Cherokee man has been charged with a misdemeanor after attempting to get city water for free.

James Craig Patterson, 45, of Cherokee has been charged with a misdemeanor of tampering with utilities. This crime is punishable by imprisonment of not more than six months and/or a fine of not more than $1,000.

According to court papers, on May 2 about 10 a.m. Cherokee Police Officer Ryan McNeil took a complaint that the resident at 109 N. Ohio Ave. was stealing water from property located north of that location. Patterson, who is also known as “Chopper,” lives at that address.

McNeil was aw...

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