• BCSO deputy earns VFW law enforcement award


    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is proud to announce the VFW Post 5154 in Louisville awarded BCSO Deputy Jerry Orr their Public Servant Award citation in the Law Enforcement category during a ceremony at the VFW Post on Hobbs Road in Louisville. Deputy Orr received the award today. Deputy Orr has […]

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  • Early voting locations in Blount County

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    Early Voting started October 14th in Blount County and continues through October 29th. Vote at any of these five early voting locations: Foothills Mall (near JC Penney’s) Monday – Saturday / 10 am – 6 pm 197 Foothills Mall Drive Maryville, TN 37801 (**Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Courthouse is not a voting […]

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  • Sheriff’s K-9 unit receive ballistic vest donation

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit received the donation of a ballistic K-9 vest. Rhonda Harrill, a community volunteer, coordinated with Bulletproof-It Body Armor, LLC to donate one vest to the Sheriff’s K-9 team. “We are humbled that Ms. Harrill chose the Sheriff’s Office as the recipient of the K-9 vest,” […]

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  • Sheriff’s office investigating human remains

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains that were found on private property late last week. The remains were taken to Knox County Regional Forensic Center for analysis and positive identification. The remains, which appear to be of an adult male, were located on private […]

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  • Deputies assist with Hurricane Laura relief

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – On August 27, Hurricane Laura made a direct hit on Lake Charles, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, wreaking havoc and causing major destruction in Calcasieu Parish as well as other areas of South Louisiana. Two Blount County deputies answered the call to assist with the relief effort. For one of our […]

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  • Early voting location change in Blount County

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    BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. –  The courthouse location for early voting will be replaced with a polling place at the Foothills Mall.  Foothills Mall (near JC Penney’s) will be our newest early voting location.  This location REPLACES the Blount County Courthouse. Early Voting Begins on Wednesday, October 14, and ends on Thursday, October 29. Hours of […]

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  • Deputies enter into high-speed chase with stolen vehicle

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said that at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, a Sheriff’s deputy identified a white Toyota Camry traveling Washington Street near Jones Avenue. The same vehicle and registration was reported stolen out of Rhea County, Tennessee. The stolen vehicle continued traveling onto Sevierville Road, heading north out of […]

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  • Knoxville man victim of fatal car crash in Blount County

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is sad to announce a Knoxville man was killed in a fatal car crash in Blount County Tuesday evening. Aaron M. Christopher, 18, of Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in the vehicle, Gabriel A. Sisson, 17, […]

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  • Louisville man charged in connection to death of infant son


    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said an 18-year-old Louisville man was charged Thursday in the death of his infant son. Corey Ryan Dillow, 18, Red Hill Drive, Louisville, is in custody in the Blount County Correctional Facility. Dillow is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated child abuse. He is being held […]

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  • Help find missing person in Maryville, Tennessee

    MARYVILLE, TN – The Maryville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing person, Trenton Ryback of Maryville. Trenton was last seen at Pearsons Springs Park on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. walking from the pavilion toward Montgomery Lane. Trenton is 20 years old, 6’4″, 120 lbs brown hair and blue eyes. […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office awards several commendations


    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is proud to announce the Sheriff’s Office awarded three commendations to two deserving law enforcement officers and one heroic former law enforcement officer. The three commendations were awarded during a short ceremony at the Blount County Justice Center this morning. Deputy Chief Jeff French awarded a […]

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  • Deputies recognized for their lifesaving efforts

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    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Several sheriff’s deputies were recognized for their lifesaving efforts and other deputies as employees of the month recently. Deputy Rex Ogle received the honor of March Employee of the Month for intervening in a plot in March involving an unreported armed robbery that led to a group of individuals planning to do […]

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  • Phone scammer posing as a BCSO officer


    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking the public to beware of another phone scammer who is posing as a Sheriff’s deputy and harassing citizens with phony phone calls. The Sheriff’s Office became aware of the phone scam today. The individual claims to be Sgt. McAlister of the Blount County Sheriff’s […]

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  • Three juveniles in stolen vehicle arrested after pursuit


    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said three female juveniles were arrested today and are in custody on multiple charges after fleeing from deputies in a stolen vehicle shortly after noon today. The three juveniles, a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds, were taken to the Blount County Juvenile Facility where they will be […]

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  • Sheriff Berrong addresses use of force policy

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    MARYVILLE, TENN. – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong issued a statement concerning the office’s use of force and social justice. See the entire statement below. “I’d like to begin by saying that in my years as serving as Sheriff of Blount County, I could not be more proud of our deputies and their professionalism. […]

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  • Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group updates guidance for close contact in public

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    Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group continues to advance the state’s reopening plan, issuing updated guidelines today for close contact service businesses, exercise facilities and recreation activities under the Tennessee Pledge. In addition, the ERG added recommendations for large community events to the previously issued guidance for attractions and large venues. Events like fairs, festivals, expos […]

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