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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CCSD, Watauga enjoy ‘win-win’ partnership Elizabethton Star NW0825-Watauga-Contract-4x6 Star Photo/Holly Davidson Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, Deputy Steve Stevenson, Deputy Amanda Little and Watauga City Manager Hattie Ruth Skeans, seated, discuss the contract between the town and the Sheriff's Department for police services. - See more at: Read more Elizabethton Star: CCSD, Watauga enjoy ‘win-win’ partnership.