A Jacksonville man sought in connection with an aggravated robbery reported in October remains in the Cherokee County Jail on a $60,000 bond following his recent arrest.
According to a release from Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, Patrick Dewayne McClelland, 28, was identified as the suspect of an Oct. 17 aggravated robbery at a residence on FM 768, south of Jacksonville.
“The caller advised that he had been robbed by the alleged suspect at his residence, (saying) that the alleged suspect was a friend who was allowed to be at the residence,” said Detective Brent Dickson, CCSO – Criminal Investigation Division. “The alleged suspect held him at gun-point in order to steal a handgun from the residence.”
Utilizing a warrant was issued by Cherokee County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Phillip Grimes, county law enforcement agents apprehended McClelland in his residence on Nov. 7.
He was found to be in possession of the firearm stolen during the robbery; a second firearm, used to commit the robbery, was also located during the arrest and was found to have been stolen out of Jacksonville, Dickson said.