TBI Releases 2019 Law Enforcement-Related Death Study

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in 2019. The report, released in accordance to the requirements in Tennessee Code Annotated 38-10-102, uses established definitions and methodology and provides information on qualifying incidents submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies. Data … Continue reading TBI Releases 2019 Law Enforcement-Related Death Study

TBI Addresses Coronavirus-Related Delays in State Firearms Background Checks

NASHVILLE – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would like to explain the reasons for delays customers and firearms dealers may have experienced this week while securing a firearms background check or appeal in the state, and the steps being taken to alleviate the situation. The Tennessee Instant Check … Continue reading TBI Addresses Coronavirus-Related Delays in State Firearms Background Checks

Stewart County Man Arrested in TBI Child Abuse Case

DOVER – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Stewart County man accused of causing serious injuries to his three-year-old stepson. At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents began investigating the boy’s assault and subsequent hospitalization Thursday, following an incident at the family’s Hidden … Continue reading Stewart County Man Arrested in TBI Child Abuse Case

Dayton Man Charged, Accused of Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minor

DAYTON – Working alongside investigators from the Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Rhea County man accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor online. TBI Agents received information about Victor Ryan Welch (DOB: 11-12-90) from authorities in Maryland last summer. There, … Continue reading Dayton Man Charged, Accused of Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minor

Three Indicted, Charged in Theft from 4-H Clay Target Program

MADISONVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for three people accused of stealing funds from a youth clay target program. In December 2015, at the request of 10th District Attorney General Stephen Crump, TBI Agents began investigating the theft of approximately $30,000, over several years, from the Monroe County … Continue reading Three Indicted, Charged in Theft from 4-H Clay Target Program

Former Finance Firm Employee Arrested, Charged in TBI Theft Case

LAFAYETTE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a former employee of a Macon County finance firm accused of abusing her position to steal customer loan payments. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating Serena Swindle (DOB: 4-1-78) in March of … Continue reading Former Finance Firm Employee Arrested, Charged in TBI Theft Case

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