Officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethton Police Department Joint Drug Task Force carried out a search warrant Tuesday which led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. Following a months-long investigation, narcotics officers obtained the search warrant for the residence of 31-year-old James…

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UPDATED: The reward has been increased to $3,000.
Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a shooting that took place Sunday on Bowman Road. The shooting claimed the life of 63-year-old Kevin Hathaway. An anonymous person provided valuable information, and investigators are…

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The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that engulfed a home in Watauga Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to a structure fire on Rasnick Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. After the Watauga and Central Volunteer Fire Departments extinguished the fire, they found human remains inside the home. Investigators were then called to the scene…

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Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that took place in the Milligan area. At approximately 11:30 Sunday, investigators were called to 132 Bowman Road. Upon their arrival, they found a 63-year-old male victim, identified as Kevin Hathaway, shot to death inside of his residence. Investigators say the shooting appears to have happened…

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The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains that were discovered near Southside Road outside of Elizabethton Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were called to the scene at approximately 3:00 p.m. and found a decomposed human body. Investigators from CCSO and the Elizabethton Police Department were called to assist. The body has been sent to the ETSU Quillen…

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