Archive for Jackson County Sheriff

Homicide Arrest in Cullowhee

On August 12, 2015 Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Setting Sun Lane, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation located Jennifer Sellers deceased inside the residence. Also located at the residence was eighteen year old Daniel Sellers, the son of Jennifer Sellers.

Upon further investigation investigators obtained sufficient probable cause to arrest Daniel Sellers. Daniel Sellers has been charged with murder and is being transferred from the Jackson County Detention Center to a North Carolina Department of Corrections facility that is better suited to meet his medical needs. This is an ongoing investigation.

Candidates Forum Held Thursday

Thursday's Candidates Forum

Thursday’s Candidates Forum

The six democrat candidates for sheriff of Jackson county appeared before a packed room of voters on Thursday evening in the community room at the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva. They were joined by the Ron Robinson and Jane Hipps who are competing for the opportunity to take on incumbent State Senator Jim Davis. Also present were Democrat candidates for commissioner, clerk of court, register of deeds, district attorney, and NC House District 119. The forum was coordinated and moderated by the Democratic women of Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of New Scam

The Jackson County Sheriffs Office has released an alert regarding a new potential scam going on in the WNC area. Reported especially in the Addie and Beta Communities of Jackson County, a group of scam artists may be taking advantage of some citizens. The reported scam is occurring when a potential contractor solicit business from a homeowner to seal their driveway. The scam artists have been reported to have what appears to be a truck and trailer similar to those used by contractors. According to reports part of the ploy is that there is left over material in the truck from a different job and the scam artists offer to seal the home owner’s driveway for an extremely reduced price. These scams have been attempted very recently in our community and the Sheriff’s Office anticipates that other citizens may be approached by these thieves. The Sheriff’s Office first word of advice is that if something seems too good to be true than it probably is. Detectives are investigating these reported incidents, if you have any information on these suspicious activates going on in your neighborhood you can call JCCs at 631-1125 or if the scam artists arrive at your house you can call 911 for immediate assistance.