Brown, Clark, Ellis Promoted to Judicial District Managers in Division I

Officials with the Department of Adult Corrections have promoted three Community Supervision managers to the position of Judicial District Manager (JDM) for Judicial Division I which covers 32 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

  • Amy Lyn Clark - JDM, District 3 - Carteret, Craven, Onslow, Pamlico and Pitt counties
  • Alton Tirrell Brown - JDM, District - Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties
  • Tyler Duke Ellis – JDM, District 7 -Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties

“These managers have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to maintaining community safety and changing lives for the better,” said Todd Ishee, secretary for the Department of Adult Correction. “Their skills, training and leadership are great assets to the department.”

“I am very pleased to promote these hardworking managers,” said Tracy K. Lee, deputy secretary for Community Supervision. “They are stepping up to this new challenge with enthusiasm and vigor and I am proud to call them colleagues.”

Amy Lyn Clark has 29 years of experience with Community Supervision as a manager and probation/parole officer. She began her career with the Greenville Police Department.  For eight years, she served as a probation/parole officer in Pitt County during which time she obtained her general instructor certification.

In 2014, she was promoted to chief probation/parole officer for Wilson and Pitt counties.  Clark was promoted to assistant judicial district manager in 2021, where she supervised Craven, Pamlico and Pitt counties.

She graduated in 1993 from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and teaches other cadets at Pitt Community College.

Alton Tirrell Brown has 24 years of experience as a correctional professional and has been a division field specialist since 2021 where he was responsible for equipment needs and training of division staff.

Brown started with Community Supervision in 2000 as a probation/parole officer and was promoted to a district field specialist in 2017 and then chief probation/parole officer in 2018. Additionally, Brown is a general instructor and also certified to also teach firearms, CRDT and OC pepper spray. He obtained Intermediate and Advanced Certifications in 2023.

Alton is a 1998 graduate of Elizabeth City State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Tyler Duke Ellis has 15 years of experience in corrections, beginning as a correctional officer at Nash Correctional Institution in 2009. In 2010, he became probation/paroled officer in Wilson County where he supervised a caseload of security risk group offenders.  Ellis was promoted to chief probation/parole officer in Wilson County in 2017. In 2023, he was promoted to assistant judicial district manager for District 7.

Ellis is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Criminal Justice in December 2008. He has also earned his general instructor certification with specialties in firearms, CRDT, wellness and extradition.