Published On: Mon, Feb 9th, 2015

Two suspects in recent break-ins arrested  

Frank McCoy

Frank McCoy

Tara Pheasant, aka Tara McCoy (Photos courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

Tara Pheasant, aka Tara McCoy (Photos courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

Two suspects in recent breaking and enterings and larcenies in the Qualla/Whittier communities of Jackson County were arrested on Saturday, Feb. 7.  Tara Renee Pheasant, aka Tara McCoy, 38, and her son, Frank Joseph McCoy were arrested on Saturday after the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office put out a request for assistance to the public seeking help in finding the two last week.

Pheasant, being held on $50,000 bond as of Monday, Feb. 9, has been charged with the following: Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Breaking and Entering, Conspire to Break and Enter to Commit Larceny, Obtaining Money/Property by False Pretense, and Possessing Stolen Propery.  McCoy, being held on $40,000 bond as of Monday has been charged with: Obtain Property by False Pretense, Conspire to Commit Breaking and Entering, Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, and Breaking and Entering.

Both have been charged in Haywood County on similar charges.

– One Feather staff report

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