Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office placed new rape charges Thursday against a man who was previously charged with solicitation of a minor. 59-year-old Joseph Walter Sampson, who was previously charged in February, received new charges of rape of a child (two counts) and aggravated sexual…

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Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office have identified two persons who are dead in connection with a shooting that took place Thursday morning. 40-year-old Lori Elliott and 40-year-old Corey Montez Bryson were both fatally injured in the shooting which happened at a residence on Jim Rains Road. Elliott was found dead at the scene, and…

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Carter County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Stony Creek man late Thursday evening after investigators discovered a video of the man requesting sexual favors from a juvenile. 59-year-old Joseph Walter Sampson is charged with Solicitation of a Minor. Investigators became aware of the incident after the child’s mother…

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