Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. December 9, 2011.Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputies and State of Georgia Probation Officers took to the streets of Cherokee County for the second phase of a sex offender verification operation Thursday afternoon. The first phase took place on November 17th of this year. Yesterday officials made contact with 56 of the scheduled 62 offenders at their residences. The remaining 6 will be verified in the coming days.
Four sex offenders were arrested during yesterday's operation. Shanon Byrd, 31 years old of Canton, was charged Probation Violation and remains in custody without bond. Steven Archer, 35 years old of Woodstock, was charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce, Drugs Not Kept in Original Container, and Possession of a Schedule lV Drug. Archer was released on a $12,835.00 bond. Charles Eden, 27 years old of Woodstock, was charged with Probation Violation, Drugs Not Kept in Original Container, and Possession of a Schedule lll Drug. Eden remains in custody without bond. Also arrested last night was Daniel Judice, 24 years old of Canton. Judice was charged with Probation Violation and Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce. Judice remains in custody without bond.
There are currently 169 sex offenders residing in Cherokee County. Every sex offender's residence is verified at least twice a year. If you would like to register to receive updates if a sex offender moves near your home go to http://www.cherokeega-sheriff.org and click on Sex Offender Registry.