Clay County Sheriff's Office

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Clay County Sheriff's Office

                    EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK
                                 June 27, 2016

Travis Anderson is a Corporal with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. He has lived in Clay County all of his life, and started his career in law enforcement with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Travis has worked at the Sheriff’s Office the majority of that time since then.

Travis has had training in Interview and Interrogation, DWI detection, and is certified as a Field Training Officer (FTO). Travis is also certified to run the Intox EC/IR II to detect alcohol concentration on a person’s breath.

Travis’ role as a Corporal has him supervising night shift deputies. This entails making sure calls for service are handled properly, reports are completed in a timely manner, and conducting inspections of deputies and their equipment. As a Field Training Officer, Travis also helps mentor and guide new deputies in policies, procedures, knowledge of laws, and performance of individual deputy’s duties.

Travis’ years of experience and knowledge of the county benefits both the sheriff’s office and the community. As a front line supervisor he provides leadership and guidance to less experienced deputies and is well known and well thought of in the community.


The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is starting up their 7th Citizen Academy on July 11, 2016.  This is a FREE 6 week , two hour class that meets once a week on Monday evenings. If you are interested in taking this highly informative class, please call or come by the Sheriff’s Office for an application.


  ****Press Release****




Stabbing Victim Improving in Hospital


On Friday June 17, 2016, at approximately 11:00 PM, Clay County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at 251 Daytura Ridge in Hayesville.


Sheriff Davis said upon the arrival of the Deputies they discovered the victim to be Clinton Brendle, 43 of Hayesville. Brendle had several lacerations and was bleeding profusely. After making sure the scene was safe for EMS personnel, Investigators began processing the scene and collecting evidence.


A man by the name of Ricky Jackson was identified as the suspect who had fled the scene on foot. A short time later, Clay County 911 Dispatch received information on the location of Jackson. Deputies responded there and arrested Jackson without incident.


Sheriff Davis said once Jackson was fingerprinted at the Detention Center he was found to be lying about his identity. His real name is Richard Thomas Mimbs, 40 of Hayesville.


This incident is still under investigation, and Mimbs is currently being held in the Clay County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond. He has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill.


Sheriff Davis said according to family members Brendle has been up and walking around after surgery. He suffered a ruptured diaphragm, collapsed lung, as well as several other injuries.   





On April 8th, the 6th graders from Hayesville Middle School had a Health Fair day that included many guest speakers. The Clay County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers, Melissa Mariano and Donovan Byers, with the help of Lieutenant Donnie Robinson from the Detention Center, spoke with them about internet safety. They showed how important it was to know who you are speaking with on the internet because it may not be who you think it is. They also talked about the dangers of sharing too much information on-line and how once information is out there, it stays there.


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.