Carter County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have solved eight burglary cases after a suspect in a vehicle pursuit was arrested and confessed to multiple crimes.   32-year-old Ricky Dean Ward was arrested after a vehicle pursuit on October 12. While he was being questioned, Dean confessed to several other crimes, including six residential burglaries and two…
I drove up to Poga a few weeks ago with a co-worker. He’s still pretty new at the Sheriff’s Office, so I was pointing out some of the places I’d worked wrecks, been in standoffs, all those kinds of stories. I also pointed out some of the old meth labs we busted years ago. They…
A Carter County man is in jail after Sheriff’s deputies arrested him for holding 10 people hostage Friday, including five juveniles.   Deputies were called to a house on Renfro Road where residents said 21-year-old Jordan Robert Reece had held them at gunpoint from around 12:30 a.m. through the rest of the morning. Two of…
We have a small sedan in our impound lot that was used for smuggling methamphetamine into Carter County. A couple people would drive to California, purchase meth from a cartel, and then drive thousands of miles back. Not once was the car pulled over or searched by other law enforcement agencies during those trips. We…
The Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for positions of correction officers for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at 6:00 pm on October 9, 2018 at 1500 Arney Street in Elizabethton. Apply online or Carter County Sheriff Office 900 E. Elk Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643. — The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is an…
The Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for positions of correction officers for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at 6:00 pm on September 11, 2018 at 1500 Arney Street in Elizabethton. Apply online or Carter County Sheriff Office 900 E. Elk Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643. — The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is an…
Carter County Sheriff’s deputies have released the name of the victim of a deadly shooting that took place in Hampton on Friday. 43-year-old Alan Lyle Jansma of Hampton was killed in the parking lot of a McDonald’s near Highway 19E. He was found dead by deputies at the scene. Deputies have arrested and charged 64-year-old…
Carter County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 64-year-old Steve Mack Miller of Hampton and charged him with Second Degree Murder. This is in connection to a shooting that took place Friday evening outside the McDonald’s in Hampton, near Highway 19E. Deputies found Miller at the scene and took him into custody. Miller is currently being held…
A man is dead after a shooting took place Friday at the McDonald’s near Highway 19E in Hampton, Tennessee. Carter County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene around 4:25 p.m. They found a deceased white male and the suspected shooter still in the parking lot. Sheriff Dexter Lunceford confirmed that his deputies have taken…