House fire leads to search warrant, charges
October 18, 2017
A suspicious house fire in Cherokee Oct. 10 led to the arrest of two people. According to court records, Cherokee Assistant Police Chief Ryan O’Neil arrived at 821 S. Pennsylvania just before 8 p.m. to assist Cherokee Police Officer Brock Phillips at the fire. The residence at that location had extensive fire damage on the south side.
Phillips explained it appeared the fire might involve the manufacture of illegal narcotics. Cherokee Fire Chief Troy Eshelman also voiced the same suspicion.
McNeil accompanied Eshelman into the structure where they observed a bedroom on the south side had...