County corrections officer suspended after arrest on DUI, drug charges

10:12 am | September 24, 2013

A Carter County Sheriff’s Department corrections officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and simple possession of a Schedule II drug by the Elizabethton Police Department Sunday night.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said Jesse Lee Carico, 29, 112 Mount Vernon Place, Elizabethton, is a Carter County Detention Center employee and that he was immediately placed on administrative leave.

“I have put him on suspension without pay or benefits pending the outcome,” Mathes said. “We will be doing an internal investigation. These allegations are serious and will not be tolerated.”

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