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  • A Letter from Sheriff Mike Fraley

    I have been receiving a lot of questions regarding the proposed pay raises for the employees of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, so I want to share with you some…

  • Person of Interest – Brandon Clay Carrier

    UPDATE: Brandon Carrier has been captured and is in custody.   The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Mr. Brandon Clay Carrier. Mr. Carrier is a person of…

  • 200 Dry Branch Road Investigation

    On August 23, 2022, in the late evening hours, Carter County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a report of a vehicle fire near the 200 block of Dry Branch…

  • Severe Vandalism of Carter County House, Investigators Seeking Public’s Help

    Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects who severely vandalized a house near the Broad Street extension. Deputies received…

  • Investigators Searching for Missing Juvenile

    UPDATE 2: Marlie has been located safely. UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $250 reward for any information leading to Marlie’s safe return. Her family has also expressed they…

  • Suspect Charged in Shooting on Blue Springs Road

    Investigators for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office have charged a suspect after a shooting that took place Thursday morning on Blue Springs Road near Elizabethton. 39-year-old Jonathan Derek Harding is…

  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Raping Child

    Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday after a grand jury indicted him for multiple sex crimes against a child. 33-year-old Benjamin Alexander Scott is charged…

  • Theft Suspect Tied to Multiple Crimes, Additional Charges Filed

    A suspect in multiple thefts who was arrested last Friday was served Wednesday with charges for several additional property crimes. Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating…

  • Suspect in Roan Mountain Shooting in Custody

    A suspect in a shooting that took place Wednesday night in Roan Mountain is now in the custody of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. 40-year-old Eric Lee Thompson turned himself…

  • Homicide Suspect Arrested after Pursuit into North Carolina

    Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office will be charging a man with first degree murder after he was arrested in North Carolina following a vehicular pursuit. 23-year-old Jacob Allen…