Cherokee man charged for alleged threats

A Cherokee man has been charged in Alfalfa County after he allegedly made threats to a deputy.

Phillip Logan Sharp, 18, of Cherokee, was charged July 3 with plan, conspire, endeavor to perform act of violence. This crime is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years.

According to the information sheet in the court file, Sharp allegedly stated he would devise a plan with his gang-related friends to do whatever he had to do to get his brother out of jail including burning the town to the ground if that’s what he had to do, in a manner and with the intent to perform a malicious act of violence.

Sharp has also been charged with harassing and threatening electronic communication, a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $1,000, or imprisonment up to one year, or both.

Court papers show on July 2 about 4 p.m. Cherokee Police Officer Diego Gutierrez encountered Alfalfa County Deputy Loren Nusser at the sheriff’s office. He learned that Nusser had been receiving threats on voice mail from Sharp who was upset about the arrest of his brother Daniel.

Court records show Daniel Sharp was charged with a misdemeanor of driving while impaired. Daniel was released on bond on July 3.

After the charges against Phillip Sharp were filed July 3, he was served with the arrest warrant on Monday, July 8, and was released on a $5,000 bond. His next court date is set for July 10.


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