For eight years I have been asking for increases in pay for Sheriff’s Office employees in an effort to hire and retain good people. This had increased in urgency the past two years. Myself and Chief Deputy Parrish have been warning the commission that if pay was not increased to an average of the surrounding…
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 wish to match this reward, for a total of $500. If you know where she is,…
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 charged with attempted murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession of stolen property, and possession…
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 with two counts of rape, one count of aggravated rape, one count of rape of a child,…
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 in to authorities on Thursday night for a charge of attempted first degree murder. Investigators believe Thompson…
Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office have filed charges against a suspect after a Tuesday night shooting in Roan Mountain. 48-year-old Reggie Allen Putman will be charged with attempted murder and especially aggravated burglary. He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital for injuries he sustained…