Four Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

BLOUNT COUNTY – An undercover operation conducted by the Human Trafficking Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Alcoa Police Department, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryville Police Department, and the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force has resulted in the arrest of four men. On Friday and Saturday, as part of a joint … Continue reading Four Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Blount County

At the request of 5th District Attorney General Mike Flynn, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday evening in Blount County. Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. at a residence located in the 2000 block of Montvale Road in Maryville.  Deputies responded to … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Blount County

Unicoi County Attorney Indicted on Theft Charges

UNICOI COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Unicoi County attorney, charged with stealing money from his clients. In May, at the request of Assistant District Attorney General Justin Walling with the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, TBI Special Agents began investigating … Continue reading Unicoi County Attorney Indicted on Theft Charges

Former Assistant Jail Administrator Charged with Assault, Official Oppression

CLAIBORNE COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of the former assistant jail administrator in Claiborne County. Last month, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating an alleged assault of an inmate at the Claiborne County … Continue reading Former Assistant Jail Administrator Charged with Assault, Official Oppression

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

At the request of 10th District Attorney General  Stephen Crump, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday evening in Bradley County. Preliminary information indicates the incident began just before 8:30 p.m. when officers with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a location in the 1200 block of … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

TBI Investigating Hawkins County Use-Of-Force Incident

At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding a use-of-force incident that occurred in Hawkins County Tuesday evening. Preliminary information indicates that the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle crash along with shots being fired at a location on Short Road. Upon arrival, … Continue reading TBI Investigating Hawkins County Use-Of-Force Incident

Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Sneedville man in connection to a fire that occurred in Hancock County. In August 2018, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a … Continue reading Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Hancock County corrections officer accused of having sexual contact with an inmate. In February, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents began investigating Jacob Cole Heck (DOB 8/27/94). … Continue reading Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

Updated 06/10/19 at 10:10 p.m. ET: The deputy who sustained injuries was released from the hospital this evening. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in Sullivan County. Preliminary information indicates that just before 1:30, deputies with the … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bristol

Updated 06/07/19 at 2:35 p.m. ET: The individual involved in this incident has died. He's been identified as Jason Nash (DOB 04/24/73), of Bristol. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday morning in Bristol. Preliminary information indicates that just … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bristol