KNOXVILLE-The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former volunteer with the Fentress County Fire Department this afternoon.
On January 22, 2014 and at the request of District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones, TBI began an investigation on Michael Edward Nicholas, age 33, of Jamestown, TN. In September 2013, the Fentress County School Board donated a truck to the Fentress County Fire Department. At the time, Nicholas was a captain at the fire department. He registered the truck in his name instead of the Fentress County Fire Department.
During the course of this investigation, it was discovered that Nicholas traded the truck to another person for his own personal gain. Today, this case was presented to a Fentress County Grand Jury and an indictment was returned for one count of Theft over $1000. Nicholas turned himself in at the Fentress County Jail. He was given a bond of $5,000.