District Attorney

Ryan Desmond

Serving Blount County | Tennessee

A career prosecutor, Gen. Ryan Desmond has previously served as the lead homicide litigator, prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force and the City of Alcoa. Ryan strives to administer justice equally and fairly under the law, while ensuring that those victimized by criminal conduct have a voice in our justice system. He lives in Maryville with his wife, Jodie, and their two children Tucker and Carly.

News & Media Releases

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Ryan K. Desmond

District Attorney General

Tracy Jenkins

Deputy District Attorney General

Tyler Parks

Assistant District Attorney
Blount County CID

Thomas Small

Assistant District Attorney
City of Alcoa

Tiffany Smith

Assistant District Attorney
Domestic Violence

Ashley Salem

Assistant District Attorney
Juvenile Court

Lara Gill

Assistant District Attorney
Drug Task Force

Grae Hinds

Assistant District Attorney
Vehicular Crimes

Chad Taylor

Assistant District Attorney
General Prosecution

Sarah Lay

Administrative Assistant

Mary Caylor

Victim-Witness Coordinator

Charli Whaley

Asst. Victim-Witness Coordinator

Statewide Resources

Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you or someone you know is an innocent victim of a violent crime committed in the State of Tennessee, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund may be a financial resource for you.

TN Voices for Victims

Tennessee Voices For Victims (TVFV) works on behalf of victims of crime in Tennessee. We are a central agency that enables crime victims across the state to network with one another and journey toward healing.

Offender Lookup

VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network. It allows survivors, victims of crime, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons.

TN Domestic Violence Hotline

The Statewide Domestic Violence Helpline is a referral and counseling helpline for victims of domestic violence. Counselors are available 24/7 to offer referrals and supportive listening, and help with safety planning.