Clay County Sheriff's Office

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Clay County Sheriff's Office

Clay County Sheriff's Office

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. 

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Chatuge Village for becoming an organized Neighborhood Watch community.  Resident’s in this community gathered for several meetings to determine their approach to looking after one another.  Present for the photo include (not in order):  Helga Reaves, Barbara Sorbara; Bill & Lorraine McGrew; George Schultz; Ed & Evelyn Moses; Rudy Rudasill; Sandy Clemons; Kim & Jim Tiger; Dave Lennertz; Pat & Tom Wilson; Robert Epperson; Tony Tipton, 911 Addressing Coordinator; Deputy Stacey Posey; Sheriff Vic Davis

On September 15, 2014, 15 new graduates of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy concluded the six week course.  This course provides an over view of the duties of the entire Sheriff’s Office.   Honorable Judge Richard K. Walker presented certificates at the commencement ceremony.   Contact the Sheriff’s Office if you are interested in taking part in the Citizen’s Academy.

Congratulations to our first class!

Stolen Firearms seized, Drug Arrests made


Sheriff Vic Davis said that his officers have arrested three Clay Co. residents from an investigation of stolen firearms. Arrested was Harvey Ellis May, Jr. 30 years old with a Brasstown address. Also arrested was Robert Dwight Pemberton, 38 years old from Hayesville and Angelique Elaine Baldwin, 43 years old from Hayesville.

The sheriff said that his office received a complaint on September the 9th of two stolen firearms from a resident in the Brasstown area of Clay Co. An investigator was sent to the scene. It was determined that two pistols were stolen which was a High Point CF/380 and a High Point 9mm.

The sheriff said that Harvey Ellis May was developed as a suspect. Investigators were able to locate both stolen pistols at a residence on Jarrett Rd.

While interviewing witnesses at the Jarrett Rd. address, it became clear that Angelique Baldwin had given misleading information to officers, and tipped others off who had information about the stolen weapons. Baldwin was charged with Resist, Obstruct and delay and upon searching the residence, investigators found Marijuana in Baldwin’s bedroom. The bedroom was also shared by Baldwin’s boyfriend, Robert Pemberton. Pemberton also had Marijuana on his person and was charged with Possession of Schedule VI and Possession of drug Paraphanilia.

Harvey Ellis May was arrested and charged with Larceny of a Firearm which is a felony, according to Davis. The drug charges were misdemeanor charges because of the amount seized, according to the sheriff.

May had a bond set of $10,000 secure and a court date of 09/18/2014. Baldwin and Pemberton were set bonds of $1000 secured with court dates of November the 20th of 2014.

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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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