Newport Couple Indicted in Cocke County Arson Investigation

COCKE COUNTY – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Newport couple on attempted arson charges. In January 2017, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services, the Newport Police Department, and the Newport Fire Department in investigating an attempted arson that … Continue reading Newport Couple Indicted in Cocke County Arson Investigation

Media Advisory: East Tennessee Media Day

KNOXVILLE – The TBI Public Information Office would like to invite you to bring your cameras and questions to the TBI Media Day event at our Knoxville Field Office on Wednesday, October 30th. Want to know more about opioids, methamphetamine, and other drug-related issues? This Media Day session will focus entirely on drug trends in … Continue reading Media Advisory: East Tennessee Media Day

LaFollette Councilwoman Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

LAFOLLETTE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a member of the LaFollette City Council. On February 14th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating a recording device that was found in the LaFollette City Hall Conference … Continue reading LaFollette Councilwoman Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Elizabethton

Updated 9/16/19 at 5:00 p.m. ET: The deceased individual has been identified as Jeffrey Michael Gibble (DOB 11/3/85), of Johnson City. At the request of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Monday morning in Elizabethton. Preliminary information indicates that just before … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Elizabethton

Former New Market Police Officer Indicted on Additional Charges

JEFFERSON COUNTY  –  Ongoing casework by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in additional charges against a former New Market police officer. Earlier this year, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Agents, along with investigators with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, … Continue reading Former New Market Police Officer Indicted on Additional Charges

Former Fentress County Finance Department Employee Indicted on Theft Charge

FENTRESS COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of a former Fentress County employee on theft charges. In December 2018, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations … Continue reading Former Fentress County Finance Department Employee Indicted on Theft Charge

Now Hiring! TBI Job Openings Announced in Memphis Crime Lab

The TBI seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions: FORENSIC TECHNICIAN Memphis Laboratory   Job Duties: Responsible for receiving forensic evidence into the laboratory from law enforcement officers. Advises submitting agencies on recommended laboratory testing of evidence and notifies submitting agencies or individuals to retrieve completed evidence.  Creates case files and enters … Continue reading Now Hiring! TBI Job Openings Announced in Memphis Crime Lab

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Sullivan County. Preliminary information indicates that just before 1:00 p.m., deputies with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received information that a male subject, who was known to have active … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

Two Kingsport Men Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Updated 9/24/19 at 12.05 p.m. ET:  A third person, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, has been charged with Especially Aggravated Exploitation of a Minor and Tampering with Evidence via a juvenile petition. KINGSPORT – A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Kingsport Police Department has resulted … Continue reading Two Kingsport Men Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

TBI Agents Investigating Clinton Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated 8/20/19 at 1:20 p.m. ET to include details about the 911 call. Updated 8/14/19 at 10:45 a.m. ET: The deceased individual has been identified as Jerry Orlando Weaver (12/01/67), of Clinton. At the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Clinton Officer-Involved Shooting