JOHNSON CITY – In an ongoing investigation, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for a former narcotics detective accused of theft and misconduct while on duty.
On February 2, 2015 after receiving information from the Morristown Police Department, 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong requested TBI Special Agents investigate Michael Nelson Hurt. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Hurt, a detective for the Morristown Police Department, misappropriated funds from the sale of awarded vehicles and other scrap metal. Hurt resigned his position with the department in February, shortly after the TBI inquiry began.
In July 2015, the Hamblen County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the 41-year-old Talbott man with two counts of Theft over $1,000, one count of Theft under $500, and one count of Official Misconduct.
On Tuesday, the Hamblen County Grand Jury returned additional indictments, charging Hurt with another four counts of Official Misconduct, one count of Theft over $500, and one count of Theft under $500. He was booked at the Hamblen County Jail and subsequently released.