JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Carter County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Carter County Constable.

In December, at the request of 1st District Attorney General Tony Clark, TBI Special Agents began investigating an incident involving Constable Barney G. Brown. The investigation revealed that on December 2nd, Brown initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling along Highway 19E in Hampton. During the traffic stop, Brown pulled a gun on the driver and unlawfully detained him.

On Monday, the Carter County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Brown (DOB 4/19/42) with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Official Oppression. Today, Brown was arrested and booked into the Carter County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Barney Brown