NASHVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and detectives with the Lawrenceburg Police Department has resulted in the indictment of a Lawrenceburg man on multiple counts of illegal possession of a firearm.

In July 2014, and at the request of then-22nd District Attorney General Mike Bottoms, TBI Special Agents joined detectives with the Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in investigating Paul Dan Smith on a complaint of illegal possession of firearms. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Smith violated an Order of Protection, and was observed purchasing firearms at a local flea market. Subsequent searches of Smith’s home and other storage facilities during the investigation revealed additional firearms and shell casings.

On February 25th, the Lawrence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Paul Smith, 54, with 18 counts of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Smith was served that day while in the Lawrence County Jail, where he is being held on a prior charge.