TBI Director Appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

NASHVILLE -- During a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., David Rausch, Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. On October 28, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order No. 13896, authorizing and designating the … Continue reading TBI Director Appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

TBI Laboratory Data Reveals Troubling Drug Trend

For The First Time, Methamphetamine Tops Marijuana As State’s Most-Submitted Drug In 2019 NASHVILLE – For the first time since the TBI crime laboratories began keeping detailed statistics, methamphetamine eclipsed marijuana as the most-submitted drug in the state in 2019. “Drug addiction continues to be a major issue in Tennessee, and I believe this sharp … Continue reading TBI Laboratory Data Reveals Troubling Drug Trend

TBI Agents Investigating Fatal Smith County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Smith County. Preliminary information indicates the incident happened at approximately 6:00 at a home on Boyd Lane, near Carthage, where deputies from the Smith County Sheriff’s Department were responding to … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Fatal Smith County Officer-Involved Shooting

Joint Investigation Yields Arrest in 22-Year-Old Murder Case

MCMINNVILLE – A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the McMinnville Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of the 31st District Attorney General has led to the indictment of a man in connection to the death of his mother in 1996. On December 23, 1996, officers found the body … Continue reading Joint Investigation Yields Arrest in 22-Year-Old Murder Case

Former Rhea County Deputy Indicted, Charged in Rape of Teenager

DAYTON – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a former deputy of the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department who stands accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenager. On May 1st, at the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Agents began investigating an alleged … Continue reading Former Rhea County Deputy Indicted, Charged in Rape of Teenager

Jackson Co. Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Domestic Assault Charge

JACKSON COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Jackson County man on charges of child abuse, domestic assault, and sexual battery. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on September 5th, TBI Special Agents began investigating John Stanley Reece, … Continue reading Jackson Co. Man Arrested on Child Abuse, Domestic Assault Charge

TBI Announces 2020 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling on all 5th graders, from across the state, to participate in 2020 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest! The annual contest, sponsored by the United States Department of Justice, strives to demonstrate America’s united effort to bring missing children home safely, while highlighting the importance of … Continue reading TBI Announces 2020 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

TBI Agents Investigating Greene County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Greene County, involving deputies from the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Preliminary information indicates the incident began at approximately 8:30, when a deputy responded to the 300 block of North Broyles Street … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Greene County Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Arrests, Charges Subject in Tuesday Officer-Involved Shooting

MARION COUNTY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Bell Buckle man accused of driving his vehicle toward law enforcement officers attempting to arrest him following a pursuit last night. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Agents began investigating an officer-involved shooting … Continue reading TBI Arrests, Charges Subject in Tuesday Officer-Involved Shooting

Two More Men Charged in Ongoing South Carthage Murder Case

SOUTH CARTHAGE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have secured indictments for two additional men in an ongoing Smith County homicide investigation. On April 23rd, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Agents joined investigators with the South Carthage Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Department, and Robertson County … Continue reading Two More Men Charged in Ongoing South Carthage Murder Case