Cherokee AL investigators arrest burglary suspect after chase on the lake

July 8th, 2024 – 3:15 PM

Cherokee County AL Sheriff’s Office –

(47-year-old Emanuel Heath Kiser – Cherokee County AL Sheriff’s Office)

According to Cherokee County (Alabama) Sheriff Jeff Shaver, last week deputies and investigators were called to an address about a burglary. Investigators and deputies quickly developed a suspect, went to his house, and later retrieved all the stolen items.

Warrants were obtained for Emanuel Heath Kiser (47 y/o of Cedar Bluff) for Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 1st, and Criminal Mischief 2nd.

The following day, investigators went to Kiser’s residence to arrest him. While on the scene, someone called 911 and reported a man matching Kiser’s description coming out of the lake and possibly attempting to hide in their yard.

Investigators arrived on the scene, saw Kiser, and observed Kiser stealing a boat to elude them.

As Kiser began crossing the lake, citizens offered investigators Jet Skis to get across the lake.

Investigators crossed the lake and took Kiser into custody after a lengthy chase on foot.

Kiser was additionally arrested for Theft of Property 1st, Criminal Mischief 1st, and Attempt to Elude.

Sheriff Shaver added; “I would like to thank the caring individuals that helped investigators apprehend Kiser. Our citizens are the reason why Cherokee County is one of the best counties to live in!”

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