Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that took place Monday morning on Dock Fields Road in Roan Mountain. Investigators believe Robert Fields entered the living room of his residence and had an argument with his wife, Shelly Fields.  Robert Fields shot Shelly Fields multiple times with a .357 caliber revolver, then…

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On January 13, 2020, Alex Lorenzo Robinson, 38, of Elizabethton, and formerly of Conway, South Carolina, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, Sr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville. As part of the plea agreement, Robinson agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to distribute crack…

Read more Two Sentenced To Federal Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Crack Cocaine

Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office found two people dead in a home on Taylortown Road late Sunday evening. 82-year-old Barbara Lee Barnette and her son, 52-year-old Brian Scott Barnette, were found dead in their residence after a relative requested deputies perform a welfare check. Upon entering the house, deputies discovered Barbara Barnette’s and Brian…

Read more Two Found Dead in Carter County Home, Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide

The Carter County Detention Center has launched a new online visitation system for inmates and their families. The new system, run by Securus Technologies, enables visitors to talk to inmates from their own home via video chat. This technology will allow families who live long distances from the jail a better opportunity for visitation, and create…

Read more Carter County Detention Center Launches Online Visitation

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