TBI Agents Investigating Sevier County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with deputies from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening. Just before 6:00 p.m., Sevier County deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Robeson Road in … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Sevier County Officer-Involved Shooting

Eighteen Men Arrested, Charged in Spring Hill Human Trafficking Operation

SPRING HILL – A two-day joint undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Spring Hill Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors. … Continue reading Eighteen Men Arrested, Charged in Spring Hill Human Trafficking Operation

McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

KNOX COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the indictment of a McMinn County woman on identity theft and criminal impersonation charges. In May 2020, TBI agents began investigating allegations of identity theft involving Ellen Michelle Small (DOB 3/21/74) after she applied … Continue reading McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

TBI Agents Investigating Kingsport Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED 7/1/21 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) - The individual who sustained injuries in this incident has passed away. She is identified as Lisa Short (DOB 9/4/66). At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a woman during an interaction with … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Kingsport Officer-Involved Shooting

Seymour Man Indicted, Charged with Sexual Battery and Rape of a Child

SEVIER COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Seymour man on several charges, including rape of a child. In March, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI agents began investigating allegations of sexual assault involving a minor in … Continue reading Seymour Man Indicted, Charged with Sexual Battery and Rape of a Child

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Official Misconduct

COCKE COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Cocke County corrections officer accused of conspiring to harm an inmate. On December 9th, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI special agents began investigating allegations involving Joseph Tyree … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Official Misconduct

AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

UPDATED 7/8/21 at 1:45 p.m. (ET) - To date, we’ve received more than 870 tips in the search for 5-year-old Summer Wells. The investigation remains active and ongoing, as TBI agents and detectives with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office continue to work alongside the FBI in an effort to determine what happened to Summer. Residents … Continue reading AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

Seven Men Arrested, Charged in Erwin Human Trafficking Operation

ERWIN - A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Erwin Police Department, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Jonesborough Police Department, and the office of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit … Continue reading Seven Men Arrested, Charged in Erwin Human Trafficking Operation

Joint Investigation Results in Indictment of Former Fentress County Deputy

FENTRESS COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of a former Fentress County deputy on theft charges. In March 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began … Continue reading Joint Investigation Results in Indictment of Former Fentress County Deputy

Former Deputy Indicted, Accused of Misconduct

FENTRESS COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Fentress County deputy. In October 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began investigating Derek Cull Richards (DOB 12/29/78) after the Fentress County Sheriff's Department discovered possible … Continue reading Former Deputy Indicted, Accused of Misconduct