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Police find guns, drugs in trailer, deputy testifies

Sheriff’s deputies had to tell a southern Whitley County man several times to drop his weapon when they responded to his residence to investigate a shooting complaint earlier this month, according to testimony Monday morning in Whitley District Court. You need to login to view...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Whitley Sheriff’s deputy involved in Monday crash

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a wreck on U.S. 25W in the Canadatown area Monday morning that resulted in a 6-year-old being airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Sheriff Colan Harrell said Deputy Todd Shelley was driving the department’s...

Sheriff’s deputies seize over 900 pills, $22,000 cash during investigation

A Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigation into a report about a local resident advertising marijuana for sale on social media has resulted in the seizure of over 900 pills and $22,000, and the indictment of three people. On Monday, the Whitley County Grand Jury indicted...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Sheriff’s deputies, Corbin police recover pound of suspected crystal meth worth over $70,000

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies and Corbin police recovered over $70,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice,” and over $7,000 cash following a pursuit Sunday in Corbin. Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the area of Cumberland Falls Highway and...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

W’burg man arrested for allegedly breaking into church fellowship hall

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly broke into a church’s fellowship hall after he was spotted trying to break into a vehicle late Monday evening, is now behind bars. The incident started about 10 p.m. Monday when a Watts Creek Road resident called Whitley County E911 reporting...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Sheriff’s deputies seize 38 grams of crystal meth

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four people early Thursday evening after receiving a report that a man was under the influence of methamphetamine, causing a disturbance, and had left in a vehicle from an R.D. Rains Road residence. During the process, deputies recovered...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Gunfire leads deputies to naked toddlers, dead dogs, drugs

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of gunfire in the Saxton area arrested two people after they reportedly found two naked toddlers, two dead dogs and a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine Wednesday night. Deputies arrested Brandon Askins, 28 and...

Georgia man charged with DUI after Sunday morning I-75 crash

A Georgia man pleaded guilty to DUI Monday afternoon in connection with an early morning traffic crash on I-75 Sunday morning. The crash happened about 3 a.m. near the 13-mile marker of I-75 in the southbound lane, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. A...
Posted On 11 Apr 2018

W’burg man accused of assault with metal pipe

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly assaulted someone with a metal pipe during a fight earlier this month, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Roaches in food, no running water found at home with three children, sheriff says

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies found three young children living inside a home with no running water and insects while they were conducting a welfare check Tuesday morning. Sheriff Colan J. Harrell ordered that the welfare check be conducted after being contacted by a citizen,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018