McDowell County


I am pleased to announce the release of our Text Tip line! It has been in the making for a while. There will now be multiple ways for citizens to send tips. Now McDowell County citizens can text to 274637 (Crimes) Keyword MCDOWELLTIPS and then the tip following the keyword. The tip-line will automatically send a response and give you an alias. Your phone number is never shown maintaining complete anonymity for the citizen. Also anyone can Download the App TIPSUBMIT Mobile and use the app to send a tip. In the app you just select McDowell County Crimestoppers. There will be more media release of this but I encourage people to please spread the word and share this on Facebook please! Citizens can still call the tip-line to submit tips

Detective charges Old Fort woman with filing false rape report
Detective Andy Manis, of the MCSO, charged Tia Carter Bartlett, 34, of Mount Hebron Road in Old Fort, with misdemeanor filing a false police report.
Bartlett reported Sunday, May 31 that a former roommate broke into her house and attempted to rape her. After several hours of investigation Sunday, Detective Billie Brown said she and Manis discovered that the information Bartlett reported wasn’t true.
She was taken into custody in lieu of a $1,500 bond.