Boatman Sentenced

A Cherokee man has received a suspended sentence on drug and identity theft charges.

According to Cherokee County Court Records, 24-year-old Christopher Boatman pleaded guilty to a controlled substance violation, a class “D” felony. He received a five-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for five years. He was arrested by Cherokee Police last October in connection with a drug investigation.

Boatman also was found guilty of identity theft, a class “D” felony, with a charge of unauthorized use of a credit card dismissed. That arrest was made by Cherokee Police last June. Boatman received a two-year suspended sentence. He was ordered to pay 31-hundred dollars in fines, surcharges, restitution, and court costs.