Animal Shelter Reopens

The Monroe County Friends of Animals has announced the reopening of the Animal Shelter, Tues-Fri from 11am-4:30pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. Many wonderful pets are now available for adoption to loving homes. Currently available pets are posted on the website. http://www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org Visitors are asked to email the Shelter before visiting … Read More

Halloween

As the kids are putting the final touches on their Halloween costumes; Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has a plan to keep Trick or Treaters safe on Halloween. Please read and share the letter below. #knowbeforeyougo To conduct a sex offender search, go to our website and click on the link … Read More

National Rx Takeback Day

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 26, 2019. It is hosted locally by: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition Wal-Mart. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. You can drop off … Read More

Samantha Filley Promoted to Detective

Congratulations to our newest detective. Officer Samantha Filley, from the Patrol Division, has joined the Sheriff’s Detectives Division. Samantha has worked for the MCSO since 2006, starting out in the Corrections Division. She graduated from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy in 2015, effecting her move to the … Read More

Tennessee Hands Free Law

posted in: New Law, News Event

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

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

New Auxiliary Class Graduates

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office honored 11 graduates of this year’s second Auxiliary Class at a ceremony on November 2. Friends and families of the 18-2 Auxiliary Class gathered at Center Presbyterian Church in Tellico Plains for awards and certificates. The Auxiliary course encompasses 120 classroom hours, plus 120 hours of … Read More

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