PARK HILL – A couple wanted on stolen property charges were arrested Tuesday night by Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies.

Chief Investigator Jason Chennault said Deputies Casey Baker and John C. Wofford received information concerning the whereabouts of Timothy Carey Washington, 43 and Kathy Washington, 41.

Baker and Wofford headed to a home near the intersection of Park Hill Road and Willis Road, when they met a vehicle leaving the area about 10 p.m. and stopped it for a problem with the tag.

Chennault said Timothy’s daughter, Amanda Stopp, was driving the vehicle. Stopp was arrested for harboring a fugitive, but was later released on bond.

The other woman, Kathy Washington, allegedly told deputies her name was Christy Cain, and the man, Washington, told them his name was Frank. Chennault said Wofford and Baker soon discovered they had the Washingtons, and arrested them on outstanding warrants on the stolen property charges and for giving them false names.

Chennault said Kathy does have aliases of Cain and Sanford.

Her charges stem from her allegedly concealing a painting, antique furniture and a rifle taken from Thomazine Lamarr and some Sequoyah pottery and china dishware from Kathy Kilpatrick. Thomas’ charges are also from allegedly concealing the Lamarr property, as well as with possessing a firearm while on probation or after a felony conviction. Both Washingtons are charged with possession of marijuana.

Chennault said he spoke with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, and they expressed an interest in Timothy Washington.

“Casey and John did a good job by following up on the tip they received,” Sheriff Norman Fisher said. “This shows what can happen when people see or hear something and let us know. We appreciate their help.”


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