The Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for positions of correction officers for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at 6:00 pm on February 12, 2019 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton (426 Highway 91 North). Apply online or at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office: 900 E. Elk…
Kelly Lee Pitts was found guilty Thursday of seven counts of attempted first degree murder after a four day trial in Washington County.   The convictions came as a result of a 2015 shooting on Dry Hollow Road during which Pitts shot Deputy Jenna Markland. 39-year-old Pitts was…
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office will be first law enforcement agency in the region to use a new technology that detects when a deputy’s ballistic vest is shot or stabbed and sends an alert to the department. The School Resource Officer division are now wearing Automatic Injury Detection Sensors in their ballistic vests. The sensors detect…

The Civil Service Commission will be conducting an examination for positions of correction officers for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at 6:00 pm on December 11, 2018 at 1500 Arney Street in Elizabethton. Apply online or at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office: 900 E. Elk Avenue, Elizabethon, TN 37643.

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A Carter County man was arrested Sunday after Sheriff’s deputies discovered child porn on his cell phone. 29-year-old Joshua Hewlett Herman was charged with three counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Deputies made the arrest after a woman said she found explicit pictures of her…
There are a lot of myths surrounding meth production in our county. Most of it comes from the meth industry changing so quickly in the past few years, which I’ve written about before. As a result, we’ve ended up in a strange position where a lot of people know the conventional wisdom of the signs…
This is surveillance video of our suspect in the Dollar General thefts. He can be seen walking with a noticeable limp. He was reported to have fled the scene in a green Ford Taurus. If you recognize him or have information on his location, please call our investigators at 423-542-1856.     The suspect took…