White County, Tennessee, has several vibrant communities – Bon Air, Cassville, DeRossett, Doyle, Hickory Valley, Quebeck, Ravenscroft, Walling, Yankeetown, and Sparta, the county seat. The county has produced a number of famous people, including Kellie (Jolly) Harper who played for the U.T. Lady Vols and coaches at Missouri State University, Earl Webb who holds the record for most doubles in a major league baseball season, and Carl Rowan who was U.S. Ambassador to Finland. White County is best known for Bluegrass guitarist Lester Flatt and Bluegrass musician Benny Martin.
Compared to many areas of Tennessee, White County has low levels crime. One can thank our churches, schools, community leaders, local businesses, social workers, sheriff’s department, and district attorney’s office for that. For the most part, the county does a good job of preventing crime before it starts, by being active in the lives of its young people and supporting its people in need. Still, even a proactive community like White County has its share of crime. In 2016, for example, there were 364 arrests by the Sparta Police Department. Most of these crimes were for misdemeanors – simple assault, simple possession of drugs, and driving under the influence. On the other hand, some of the arrests were for more serious offenses, such as aggravated assault, burglary, and felony drug possession.
If you’ve been charged with a crime in White County (Sparta), you should contact a lawyer immediately. I handle many general sessions criminal defense cases for as little as $200, and I would be happy to speak with you. There are several other knowledgeable attorneys in Sparta, Tennessee, and I’m providing a link to them below. If you’ve been charged with a serious crime, it’s important that you shop around and find the right attorney for you.