Tennessee Hands Free Law

The new hands-free law takes effect starting July 1, 2019. All drivers in the state must use a hands-free device to take calls while driving. Tennessee already bans texting while driving. Drivers could face a fine up to $200 for using their cellphone while driving. A driver’s first violation will … Read More

Law Enforcement Job Fair

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:00 p.m.— 7:00 p.m. Knoxville Expo Center 5441 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN  37912 More than 40 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will come together for the first law enforcement job fair. Agencies throughout the region currently have open positions for officers, deputies, special agents, … Read More

Polk County Sheriff’s Office seeks your help

Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank you for all your help in this case, we have identified the suspects as Mathew Wesley Roberts and Jennifer Zychowicz. The suspects are wanted on Felony charges stemming from this Burglary and Theft in Reliance. If you have any information on their whereabouts … Read More

Walmart supports Sheriff’s Auxiliary

“Sincere thanks to WalMart of Madisonville for supporting the Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary program with a generous grant three years in a row,” said Sheriff Tommy Jones. This money has been used to purchase body cameras, radios, tourniquets and medical kits for the Auxiliary members, who donate their time and talents … Read More

Student Detectives

Four students from Sequoyah High School were recently selected to learn about the role of detectives at Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Students Emma Massengale, Chloe Mason, Alison Freeman, and Alyssa Jones visited Monroe County Detective Dan Schneider and Deputy Angelena White-Kelly, in a program coordinated by Betsy Moore of Sequoyah’s … Read More

Visitation Schedule & Rules

Effective March 21, 2019 Visitation days are Thursday-Sunday from 7:00am – 4:30pm. Cells 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, Dayroom visit on Thursday and Saturday. Cells 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, Annex visit on Friday and Sunday. Visitors must call 423-442-3911 to schedule a time for a visit. About Visitation: The … Read More

Beware of “Contract Killer” Scam

Contract Killer Scam Alert You may receive a phone call, email, or text message from someone who claims to be a contract killer, hired to kill you. They go on to say that, if you pay them a certain amount of money (usually $3,000 to $100,000), they will not kill … Read More

Raffle Winner Auxiliary Deputy Bill Blackwell

Robert Griswold, owner of Ready Made Resources ​https://www.readymaderesources.com​ wanted to do something special to help the community. He created a raffle to assist the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary program and the raffle winner of a foldable rifle is Auxiliary Deputy Bill Blackwell. Additionally, Mr. Griswold is donating the excess … Read More

12 Nabbed in Drug Roundup

Willis Winkler Angel Winkler Tammy Morales Toni Marie Carter Robert Archer Lacey Lance Russell Tallent Kevin Oaks Corey Smith Charles Shearer Bradley Butts Jason Turner Successful Drug RoundupOn January 16, 2019, Narcotics Agents with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug roundup on various individuals. This roundup came from a … Read More

Cogdill Apprehended

Escaped Inmate John Adam Cogdill is back in custody. Cogdill was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office late last evening. Deputies were conducting home visits to known friends and family of Cogdill when he was located and arrested without incident at a family member’s home on Old Christianburg Road in … Read More

Drug Bust in Tellico Plains

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office recently executed a search warrant on Red River Road, Tellico Plains. Deputies recovered 47 oxycodone tablets with a street value of about $1,500, 3 guns and $1,400 in cash. One person was arrested.

New Auxiliary Class Graduates

Graduates of the 18-2 Monroe County Auxiliary Class and Sheriff’s Office administrators include: (First row L to R:) Aaron Foxx, Chelsie Sampson, Kelsey Hawkins, David “Dink” Lakes, Jim Geren; (Second Row L to R:) William Blackwell, Jessica Wilson, Hunter Lankford, Brandon Burley, Yashan Long, Glen Sullivan; (Third row L to … Read More

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