Deputies searching for an inmate who walked off a job detail in Carter County


Carter County Deputies are searching for an inmate who walked off his job detail this afternoon.

Sheriff Dexter Lunceford tells News 5 they're looking for 47-year-old James Walton.

He is serving time for a probation violation.

He walked off from his work gang in Roan Mountain at about 3 pm Monday.

Sheriff Lunceford says before Walton walked off, he got into an altercation with another inmate in the work gang.

That inmate is now in the Johnson City Medical Center.

If you have any information, contact the Carter County Sheriff's Office.