Former Carter Co. dispatcher charged in dog dumping case makes bond

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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 has learned the man charged in a dog dumping investigation has made bond.

Birchfield was jailed Tuesday on a $49,000 bond, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. 

Birchfield was arrested on charges of intentional killing of animals, tampering with evidence, criminal impersonation, theft over $1,000 and aggravated burglary, according to an affidavit from the county. 

Carter County dispatch director Dale Blevins confirmed to News Channel 11 late Tuesday afternoon that Birchfield was hired to work as a 911 dispatcher for the county in December.

Blevins said Birchfield was fired Tuesday after the news of his arrest. 

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley confirmed that Birchfield had previously been employed as a 911 dispatcher for Unicoi County. 

There’s no word yet on when Birchfield is due back in court. 

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