Due to inaccuracies being reported concerning the investigation into the disappearance of Thomas Hastings in the Roan Mountain Community, and subsequent recovery, we would like to take this opportunity to clear up some misinformation which is currently circulating.

Officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethton Police Department Joint Drug Task Force carried out a search warrant Tuesday which led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. Following a months-long investigation, narcotics officers obtained the search warrant for the residence of 31-year-old James…
Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday evening after a traffic stop led to the discovery of narcotics and firearms in his vehicle. Investigators noticed a vehicle in Elizabethton driving approximately 20 miles per hour over the speed limit and initiated a traffic…
Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman Monday in connection with two home invasions. On Thursday, deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Newton Road. When they arrived, the suspect had already fled the area. The homeowners stated they heard someone in their…
UPDATED: The reward has been increased to $3,000.
Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a shooting that took place Sunday on Bowman Road. The shooting claimed the life of 63-year-old Kevin Hathaway. An anonymous person provided valuable information, and investigators are…
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that engulfed a home in Watauga Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to a structure fire on Rasnick Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. After the Watauga and Central Volunteer Fire Departments extinguished the fire, they found human remains inside the home. Investigators were then called to the scene…