The Avery Sheriff's Department made several arrests last week.

On Tuesday April 14, 2020 around 9pm Deputies responded to a domestic call in Elk Park, when Deputies located the vehicle that was involved in the incident they identified the driver to be Jeffery S. Mcmahan from Roan Mountain Tn. Mr. Mcmahan told deputies that he and his girlfriend had went to the grocery store in Tennessee and noticed a man walking and offered to give the man a ride to Boone Nc. Mr. Mcmahan stated that when they got back to Elk Park they started to argue and he pulled the truck off the road and Mr. Mcmahan stated he rode around looking for his girlfriend for a few minutes trying to locate her. Deputies cited Mr. Mcmahan for violation of the stay at home/non-essential travel order and also for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Charges have also been filed on Heidy Joyner of Advance, NC for coming to Avery County to camp at a primitive camping site. When a dispute about the rental of the camp site arose between Joyner and the property owner, Avery County Sheriff’s Office was notified. After resolving the dispute, a criminal summons was obtained against Ms. Joyner for the stay at home/non-essential travel order.

On April 16, 2020 Detectives with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of Joshua Childers and Daniel Baldwin for Trafficking Methamphetamine. This was following a two month investigation into drug trafficking in the Newland area. The arrest came following a traffic stop, during which over an ounce of Methamphetamine was seized, along with $5472.00 in cash. More arrest are pending.