16 people were indicted in a methamphetamine conspiracy investigation conducted by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethton Police Department Joint Drug Task Force. Following a two year investigation (codenamed “Operation Big Iron”), the agencies conducted a round up primarily in the Roan Mountain area. Sheriff’s deputies and police officers began arresting suspects around noon and…

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Investigators for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects Thursday afternoon in connection with four burglaries that took place in the Biltmore area. 37-year-old James Abe Wishon and 36-year-old Amy Michelle Jones are both charged with burglary, theft of property, and vandalism. Wishon is additionally charged with…

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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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