Clay County Sheriff's Office

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Clay County Sheriff's Office

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is again requesting information on the whereabouts of Harold Carl Parker Jr. He is wanted for felony larceny, obstruction and child support. Parker is 38 years old, about 6’0” tall, and approximately 225 pounds. He has straight blonde hair and green eyes. Parker usually resides in Clay County and is usually with India Dawn Shelton who is the co-defendant in this case. Anyone who knows where they are living or actually sees them is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Any information you provide can remain anonymous. You can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 389-6354, email us at [email protected], speaking with any Deputy, or messaging us on Facebook.  As always, any information you provide can remain anonymous.

Clay County Sheriff's Office is still seeking information on the whereabouts of Brian William Dixon. Dixon is wanted for Felony Larceny and Failure to Appear. The Sheriff’s Office has received information on Dixon being on Bethabara Road and Qualla Road, but so far attempts to apprehend him have failed. He is pictured here with long hair and a beard, but he may have shaved his head and trimmed his beard. Dixon is a 38 year old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 6’3’’ and 250 lbs. If you have any information that may lead to his arrest please call 389-2256, email at [email protected] or message us on Facebook. As always, any information you provide can remain anonymous. 



In April the Clay County Sheriff’s Office welcomed a new Deputy.

Kyle Lickteig recently started with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. Even though Kyle is new to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement is not new to him. Kyle started his career in law enforcement with the Norfolk Police Department in Norfolk, VA, as a police officer in 2012. He worked there until coming back to Hayesville last year to be closer to family.


Kyle, born in Florida, is a graduate of Hayesville High School. He then went on to attend Tri-County Community College and Western Carolina University. Kyle graduated from WCU in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He also attended Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Tri-County Community College where he graduated earlier this year. Kyle has also been active with Clay County Fire and Rescue in the past. 

Sheriff Davis said we are lucky to have a young man that is smart and energetic such as Kyle. He is hard working and does his job well. I look forward to seeing him continue to grow as a deputy.

***Public Service Announcement from the Clay County Tax Office*** The Clay County Tax Office has begun the county wide revaluation that will be effective as of January 1, 2018. There will be appraisers visiting properties throughout the county Monday through Saturday. Please note the appraisers will not ask to come inside the home and their vehicles will be clearly marked as "Clay County Revaluation". Each appraiser will also have a photo ID badge. This will be an ongoing process for the next 10 to 12 months. If anyone has any questions of if any issues arise, please contact Nancy Kimsey at the Clay County Tax Office at (828) 389-1266. As always if you feel you need us you can call the Sheriff's Office at (828) 389-6354.

Click on the map to get directions to the Sheriff's Office.

295 Courthouse Drive, Hayesville NC 28904

Welcome to the Clay County Sheriff's Office web site.  The purpose of this site is to introduce you to the Sheriff's Office and the many services that we provide the community.

I consider it my duty as Sheriff to see that the citizens of Clay County are provided the very best service we can and strive to earn the trust you have placed in all of us.  All of the employees of the CCSO take pride in our jobs and never forget that we and our families are also part of the community that we are sworn to keep safe.

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn the many facets of our office.  We welcome and appreciate your suggestions and support in our quest to make Clay County an even safer place to live, work and raise our families.  Please feel free to call my office anytime to discuss any concerns you might have.


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Now you can apply online!  Start your application today for permits to purchase handgun.Concealed carry applications will be taken at the Sheriff's Office Tuesday through Friday.