CARYVILLE – A call to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) regarding a physical altercation led to an arrest for possession of methamphetamine and other charges.

WCSO deputies responded to a call at 1960 Lakeview Road in Caryville on July 26. When deputies arrived on scene a witness stated that Justin Brown, 29, of Caryville, was high on meth and acting aggressively.

As a deputy approached Brown, Brown exhibited aggressive behavior and was detained.

A search of the suspect revealed a plastic baggie containing a crystal like substance which later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

A victim in the case gave deputies a statement, alleging Brown had knocked her down and threatened her . These allegations were corroborated by witness statements.

Brown was arrested and charged with battery touch or strike, domestic violence battery and possession of methamphetamine.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing