On January 29,2016 a Ceremony was conducted at the Carter County Sheriff's Office. During this ceremony the Oath of Office for Deputy Sheriff was administered to eleven new Deputies and Awards were given to Deputies being recognized for outstanding service. This ceremony was very special to the men and women of the Sheriff's Office since during this single ceremony new…

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            PRESS RELEASE Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 For Immediate release Investigators from the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a residence on McKeehan Ridge Road in the Powder Branch Community of Carter County.  At this time details of the shooting are not available pending further investigation.  The Victim, Kenneth Younce, was pronounced…

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IMG_0010   On Tuesday January 19th, 2016, Mayor Humphrey and the Carter County Commission honored Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, Sergeant David Caldwell, Deputy Jena Markland, Deputy Jason Mosier, the Elizabethton Police Department and Carter County Sheriff's Department S.W.A.T. Teams for their joint efforts during their response to the active shooter situation on December 16th, 2015. …

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PRESS RELEASE Date: Friday, January 15, 2016 For Immediate release Incident: Attempted Escape by Eric James Azotea On Thursday January 14, 2016 at approximately 11:00 PM, Deputy Jailers of the Carter County Detention Center disrupted an escape attempt by inmate Eric James Azotea.  Deputies conducting a roving patrol of the Jail were alerted by a motion sensor in the…

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  Jacob Buckles 1005 Fairview Street Elizabethton, TN     Roger Morrison     Roger Morrison 136 Jack Bradley Road Elizabethton, TN     January 7th, 2016 at 7:07 PM Carter County Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at a home located at 124 Edgewater Road in the Valley Forge Community of Carter County.  Upon arrival at the residence, Officers…

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Carter County Civil Service will be testing January 5, 2016.  Testing will be at the Carter County Detention Center starting promptly at 6:00p.m..  Deadline to apply for entry of application for employment will be 3:00p.m. January 5th, 2016.  Please apply on line at www.sheriff.cc. For any assistance or questions please call 423-542-1846.

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Harmon Duncan received the association’s Meth Man Award for his work in fighting methamphetamine from all fronts, from raiding illicit meth labs to tracking the illegal purchase of cold medicine in pharmacies to obtain psuedoephedrine, the raw material used to make meth. Carter County has become known by lawmen across the state for the number of…

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About Project Lifesaver:

Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including those with…

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*PRESS RELEASE* Date: 12/17/2015 For Immediate release     Kelly Lee Pitts Age: 36 Charged with Seven Counts of Attempted First Degree Murder Bond set at $700,000. On Wednesday night, December 16th, 2015, at 9:02 P.M., the Carter County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 433 Dry Hollow Road in the Stoney Creek Community on a complaint of an intoxicated man waving a gun…

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