Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

UNION CITY – An undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Tennessee Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Obion County Sheriff’s Office along with the Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations, Union City Police Department, and the 27th District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the arrest of … Continue reading Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

Trousdale County Man Charged with Rape, Sexual Battery

TROUSDALE COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Hartsville man on charges of rape and sexual battery. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on March 3rd, TBI Agents began investigating Jonathan Harper of Hartsville, on allegations of inappropriate … Continue reading Trousdale County Man Charged with Rape, Sexual Battery

TBI Agents Investigating Blount County Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED 3/7/21 at 4:07 CT: The individual who was shot has been identified at Joe William Lynch (DOB 10/04/1990). At the request of 5th District Attorney General Mike Flynn, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday in Blount County.  Just before noon, deputies with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office conducted a … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Blount County Officer-Involved Shooting

U.S. Marshals, DCS, TBI Announce Results of ‘Operation Volunteer Strong’

Collaborative Operation Identifies, Locates Dozens of Missing Tennessee Children NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A coordinated effort to identify and locate missing children across Tennessee has led to the recovery of 150 missing children by the United States Marshals Service, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Planning for the effort, named ‘Operation … Continue reading U.S. Marshals, DCS, TBI Announce Results of ‘Operation Volunteer Strong’

Bedford County Arson Investigation Results in Arrest

BEDFORD COUNTY – A fire investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Bedford County woman on an arson charge. On September 22, 2020, TBI Agents joined the Bedford County Fire Department in investigating a fire that occurred at a home in the 600 block of … Continue reading Bedford County Arson Investigation Results in Arrest

Three Arrested, Charged in Claiborne County Homicide

CLAIBORNE COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tazewell Police Department has resulted in the arrest of three people in connection to the murder of a Tazewell man. On February 22nd, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, … Continue reading Three Arrested, Charged in Claiborne County Homicide

THP Trooper Indicted, Charged in TBI Excessive Force Investigation

ROBERTSON COUNTY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper accused of using excessive force during a November 2020 arrest. On December 2nd, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported the November 27th incident to 19th District Attorney General John Carney. General Carney subsequently requested a TBI … Continue reading THP Trooper Indicted, Charged in TBI Excessive Force Investigation

Gordonsville Woman Arrested, Charged in Smith County Homicide Case

SMITH COUNTY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Gordonsville woman accused of killing a Smith County man. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the death of 47-year-old Wendell Wilkey Bennett, after authorities found him deceased this morning at a … Continue reading Gordonsville Woman Arrested, Charged in Smith County Homicide Case

Four Arrested, Drugs Seized, Following Undercover Heroin Investigation

DAVIDSON COUNTY – Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with Agents with the Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, arrested four people on drug-related charges, as the result of a long-term investigation. TBI and HIDTA Task Force Agents, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, … Continue reading Four Arrested, Drugs Seized, Following Undercover Heroin Investigation

TBI Agents Investigating Ripley Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Ripley. Preliminary information indicates just after midnight, an officer with the Ripley Police Department was patrolling along Jefferson Street when he witnessed two individuals in a vehicle … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Ripley Officer-Involved Shooting