AMBER Alert Update 5: Elizabeth Thomas

One week after issuing an AMBER Alert for Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains hopeful and committed to its efforts to reunite the young girl with her family, friends, and community, as the search for her and her alleged kidnapper continues. Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13th and is believed to have been … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 5: Elizabeth Thomas

AMBER Alert Update 4: Elizabeth Thomas

One week ago today, Elizabeth Thomas vanished from Columbia, Tennessee. Our efforts to locate her – and the man believed to have kidnapped her – remain active and ongoing, but to this point have produced no credible sightings or actionable information about their whereabouts. The individuals could be anywhere, and the TBI continues to urge … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 4: Elizabeth Thomas

AMBER Alert Update 3: Elizabeth Thomas

Efforts to locate missing high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas remain active and ongoing as the concern about her relationship with former teacher Tad Cummins – and his intentions for her – only heighten the urgency surrounding this ongoing AMBER Alert in Tennessee and Alabama. Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13th and is believed to … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 3: Elizabeth Thomas

TBI Agents Investigating Shelby County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich – and per the Memorandum of Understanding in place between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney General – the TBI is investigating the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Lakeland earlier today. Preliminary information indicates … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Shelby County Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Adds AMBER Alert Suspect to State’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ List

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Tad Cummins, of Columbia. Cummins (DOB 7-1-66) is wanted by the Maury County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of Aggravated Kidnapping and Sexual Contact with a Minor. On March 13th, Cummins … Continue reading TBI Adds AMBER Alert Suspect to State’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ List

TBI Agents Investigating Crockett County Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED: 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 At the request of 28th District Attorney General Garry Brown, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon near Alamo. Preliminary information indicates the incident began shortly around 2:15 PM CST, when a subject, identified as Rodney James Hess (DOB 4-6-80, of … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Crockett County Officer-Involved Shooting

AMBER Alert Update 2: Elizabeth Thomas

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains extremely concerned for the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, the victim in an ongoing AMBER Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama. Though the TBI cannot discuss specifics at this time, investigative efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Tad Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 2: Elizabeth Thomas

TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime on Campus’ Study

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released to the public its annual crime study detailing the volume and nature of crime on the state’s college and university campuses. ‘Crime on Campus’ compiles data submitted to TBI by the state’s colleges, universities, and law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime on Campus’ Study

AMBER Alert Update 1: Elizabeth Thomas

In spite of a relatively few number of tips, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues its work, alongside the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, to locate and recover 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who became the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert issued by the TBI, along with an Alabama AMBER Alert, on Tuesday evening. Thomas is white, … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 1: Elizabeth Thomas

Murder Suspect & TBI ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ Fugitive Captured

NASHVILLE – One day after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, a man accused in connection to a Chattanooga homicide has been captured by law enforcement. Jacob Evan Coyne (DOB 10-5-95) was wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of … Continue reading Murder Suspect & TBI ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ Fugitive Captured