Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Upon searching a residence shared by suspects Jones and Cox,
investigators recovered four stolen firearms, jewelry,
a small amount of marijuana, and 253 Xanax pills.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, at approximately 9 a.m., deputies of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department apprehended three local men allegedly connected to a robbery occurring at 111 Beth Ave.

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies spoke to a neighbor who reportedly witnessed the men attempting to break into the residence. The witness stated that he shouted at the three men, prompting them to flee the scene, traveling westbound on foot.

Authorities were also notified that a dark blue or black mid-size car had traveled through the area shortly before the burglary occurred.


Within moments, investigators were able to locate a 2009 Nissan Altima driven by 20-year-old suspect Cristian Jones. Shortly after apprehending Jones, authorities located 19-year-old suspect Joshua Twitty, and 20-year-old suspect Hunter Cox.

Both Jones and Cox shared a residence at 511 East Main St., Newbern, and in a subsequent search to the property, deputies recovered four stolen firearms, jewelry, a small amount of marijuana, and 253 Xanax pills.

                Twitty                                  Jones                                 Cox

Investigators have determined that the some of the stolen property recovered from Jones and Cox’s residence was from a previous burglary that occurred earlier that morning at a camper located at 655 Hwy. 210 South.

According to law enforcement officials, all three men have now been charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of property over $1,000, possession of Schedule IV and VI drugs with intent to sell, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box stated that the apprehension of the three offenders was attributed to observant citizen tips and immediate response from deputies of the Sheriff’s Department.

Monday at 9 a.m., the three suspects made their first appearance in court at Dyer County General Sessions, where they were released on bonds totaling $5,000 (Tweety), $10,000 (Jones) and $15,000 (Cox).

All three men are scheduled to reappear at Dyer County General Session Court on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m.


Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box asks citizens to lock Unlocked Vehicles.

Every neighborhood is at risk if you leave a loaded firearm in an unlocked vehicle.  If you have a firearm for personal protection, keep it secure away from criminals or innocent children.

January 31, 2013

Sheriff Jeff Box


Sheriff Jeff Box (Dyer Co., TN) releases statement reaffirming the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of Dyer County, TN

Dyersburg, TN- Sheriff Jeff Box of Dyer County, Tennessee released an official statement in response to the proposed gun control legislation recently initiated by several Washington D.C. legislators. After receiving many phone calls, letters, and various other forms of communications from concerned citizens of Dyer County, Sheriff Box wishes to officially state that the rights granted by the U.S. Constitution (2nd Amendment) and the Tennessee Constitution (Article I § 26) to legally possess firearms will not be infringed upon in any way.

What is Meth?

Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive and illegal stimulant known on the street as "Meth," "Speed," "Crank," "Chalk," "Fire," "Glass," "Ice," "Tweak," "Uppers" "Yaba" and other names. Whatever it's called, none of the names tell you what it really does.

Meth is different. People who use it can get hooked after just their first try, and once a person is addicted it's extremely difficult to get off the drug. The ingredients used to make meth include toxic chemicals that do permanent injury to the body. Meth doesn't affect just the user, it also impacts the user's family and society as a whole.

My staff and I wish to thank each and every citizen for the support that you have given our Sheriff's Office this year. Collectively, we all can make a difference and with the support of our communities through our Neighborhood Watch groups and so many other civic and community groups working with us, the Sheriff's Office is definitely moving Dyer County forward in striving for a safer community.

We would like to take time wish each citizen a Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed Holiday Season.

Jeff Box, Dyer County Sheriff

Press Release 10-21-2012

Neighborhood Watch Program

A Neighborhood Watch Organizational Meeting will be held at the Sorrells Chapel United Methodist Church, on October 29th, 2012 at 6:00 Pm

Here are some pictures taken at the Safety Day held at Lowe's on October 13, 2012


September 22, 2012

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Completes 103rd Session of National Sheriffs’ Institute



Sheriff Jeff Box, " My experience has led me to believe that a proactive approach in attacking crime is the best method. The first place to use that proactive approach is in youth education and awareness. After being elected Sheriff in 2010 and having a sense of urgency to youth education, I then became a member of Fight Crime Invest in Kids, a national anti-crime organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, attorneys general and violence survivors, including more than 160 members in Tennessee and over 5,000 members nationwide.

Deputy Sheriff John Wright

Dyer County Sheriff's Office

End of Watch: Sunday, September 27, 1942

Deputy Wright and Chief Deputy Calvin Lee, of the Obion County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Press Release

Officers will be at the Fair, promoting our Neighborhood Watch Program, Youth Education & Drug Awareness Programs.

Fight Crime Invest In Kids

Anti Drug & Crime Campaigns - Utilizing our K-9 Program as a tool to interact with students.