A Centre man sits behind bars in connection to a home burglary. Derrick Smith faces a third-degree burglary charge. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says that Smith attempted to break in to a home in the John's Crossroads area early Monday morning.
The homeowner called 911, and Smith was startled by the homeowner. Law enforcement quickly arrived and found Smith in a nearby building. He is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.