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Cherokee County authorities are asking the public's help in identifying a person who is believed to have made dozens of illegal transmissions on public safety radio channels.

According to Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee Sheriff's Office and Cherokee Marshal's Office, the person has transmitted more than 50 times since May 15 on sheriff's office and fire department frequencies.

Investigators are hopeful the public will recognize the broadcaster's voice and contact them with the name. In incidents have been reported to the Federal Communications Commission, Baker said. Anyone with any information is urged to call 911 or investigators at 770-928-0239.

In addition to broadcasting frivolous messages, the person has also been broadcasting tones.

"If a suspect is identified during this investigation, they will be charged with federal and state crimes," said Chief Marshal Ron Hunton. "This type of interference on public safety radio frequencies will not be tolerated." 

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