Newport Couple Indicted in Cocke County Arson Investigation

COCKE COUNTY – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Newport couple on attempted arson charges. In January 2017, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services, the Newport Police Department, and the Newport Fire Department in investigating an attempted arson that … Continue reading Newport Couple Indicted in Cocke County Arson Investigation

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday morning in Charleston. Preliminary information indicates that in the early morning hours on Sunday, deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call on Laguna Drive. A … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

La Vergne Man Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a La Vergne man. On October 1st, TBI Agents received information about an individual who was engaged in sexually illicit conversations on an online platform. During the course … Continue reading La Vergne Man Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

Media Advisory: East Tennessee Media Day

KNOXVILLE – The TBI Public Information Office would like to invite you to bring your cameras and questions to the TBI Media Day event at our Knoxville Field Office on Wednesday, October 30th. Want to know more about opioids, methamphetamine, and other drug-related issues? This Media Day session will focus entirely on drug trends in … Continue reading Media Advisory: East Tennessee Media Day

Third Man Indicted in Murder of Pregnant Woman

HENNING – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from multiple agencies, have obtained indictments for a third man in connection to the June 2018 death of a pregnant woman in Henning. At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, TBI Agents joined the investigation into the shooting death … Continue reading Third Man Indicted in Murder of Pregnant Woman

LaFollette Councilwoman Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

LAFOLLETTE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a member of the LaFollette City Council. On February 14th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating a recording device that was found in the LaFollette City Hall Conference … Continue reading LaFollette Councilwoman Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

TBI Statement: Cannabis Sativa Analysis

NOTE: In recent days, you may have seen reporting about our crime laboratories and changes to our work to analyze plant material that may be marijuana. We want to take the opportunity to provide some context to clear up any confusion that may exist. In late August, District Attorneys General and Law Enforcement across the … Continue reading TBI Statement: Cannabis Sativa Analysis

Putnam County Man Arrested, Accused of Soliciting Sex from 13-Year-Old

SILVER POINT – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Putnam County man accused of attempting to solicit a minor for the purpose of illicit sex. On August 2nd, TBI Agents received information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that a man, identified as Phillip Carlen Loftis (DOB 1-27-66) … Continue reading Putnam County Man Arrested, Accused of Soliciting Sex from 13-Year-Old

Former Cannon County Sheriff’s Department Employee Charged with Theft

CANNON COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former employee at the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department. At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, on June 11th, TBI Agents began investigating a report of theft from the evidence room at … Continue reading Former Cannon County Sheriff’s Department Employee Charged with Theft

Medical Assistant Indicted on 18 Counts in Prescription Drug Investigation

PARSONS – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Parsons woman on 18 counts of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and identity theft. In March, TBI Agents joined investigators with the Bureau of Tenncare – Office of Inspector General in investigating allegations that Paula Hutcherson … Continue reading Medical Assistant Indicted on 18 Counts in Prescription Drug Investigation