TBI Releases Annual Report on Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2020. The report, released in accordance to the requirements in Tennessee Code Annotated §38-10-102, uses established definitions and methodology and provides information qualifying incidents submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies. … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual Report on Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

Castalian Springs Man Arrested in Attack on Three People

TROUSDALE COUNTY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Castalian Springs man in connection to an ongoing investigation in Trousdale County. On Monday, at the request of acting 15th District Attorney General Jason Lawson, TBI Agents began investigating an attack on three people at a residence in the … Continue reading Castalian Springs Man Arrested in Attack on Three People

TBI Agents Investigating Columbia Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting on Saturday morning in Columbia. Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred at approximately 10:25 at the corner of Hatcher Lane and West Avenue, where a man drove his girlfriend, identified as Kristi Gail Black (DOB … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Columbia Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Releases Annual School Crime, Domestic Violence Studies

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the findings of ‘School Crime 2020’: From 2018 to 2020, 24,403 … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual School Crime, Domestic Violence Studies

Two MTSU Students Charged with Stealing $114K from University

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment and arrest of two Middle Tennessee State University students from Nashville. At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, in November 2020, TBI Agents joined an … Continue reading Two MTSU Students Charged with Stealing $114K from University

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’

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

Roane County Men Indicted, Charged in TBI Insurance Fraud Case

HARRIMAN – Two men have been indicted following an investigation by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into an allegation of insurance fraud. In October, at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Agents began investigating a 2019 report, submitted to an insurance company, of a stolen off-road vehicle. During … Continue reading Roane County Men Indicted, Charged in TBI Insurance Fraud Case

Former FOP Treasurer Indicted in TBI Theft Case

COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to a theft charge for a former treasurer of a local Fraternal Order of Police chapter. In December 2019, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, Agents began investigating financial discrepancies in the account of the FOP … Continue reading Former FOP Treasurer Indicted in TBI Theft Case