Sheriff James Williams

It is the mission of the Ashe County Sheriff's Office to serve and protect the citizens of Ashe County; to defend the innocent against deception; the weak against oppression; the peaceful against violence and disorder; to respect the constitutional rights of our citizens to life, liberty, and justice; to perform our duties as Law Enforcement Officers with dignity and respect as we accept the challenges that confront us daily.

We will strive to be positive, professional, and impartial while carrying out our duties and upholding the law with honor.

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April 24, 2014

The reward for a missing Escher Lithograph that was stolen on December 23, 2012 has been increased from $2,000 to $20,000. A $20,000 reward is being offered by the victim... read more...

March 18, 2014

Our annual summer Operation Medicine Drop will be held on Thursday, March 20 inside of Ashe Services for the Aging on Chattyrob Lane in West Jefferson. A booth will be set up from... read more...

March 12, 2014

The Ashe County Sheriff's Office reports that Martin Martinez Saldana of West Jefferson, who was facing several federal drug trafficking and firearms charges, has been found guilty by a... read more...

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March 4, 2014

Sheriff James Williams reports that the Ashe County Sheriff's Office has arrested 3 individuals for the Arson of North Beaver Baptist Church.  The arson occured in the early hours of... read more...

March 3, 2014

The Ashe County Sheriff's Office is searching for assistance with a stolen piece of artwork. The lithograph was stolen on December 23, 2012. A $2000 reward is being offered... read more...

February 17, 2014

Sheriff James Williams reports that detectives from the Ashe County Sheriff's Office has charged 31 year old James Ezra Atkinson in the shooting into a home that occurred in August... read more...

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