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

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday morning in Charleston. Preliminary information indicates that in the early morning hours on Sunday, deputies with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call on Laguna Drive. A … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

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 Statement: Cannabis Sativa Analysis

NOTE: In recent days, you may have seen reporting about our crime laboratories and changes to our work to analyze plant material that may be marijuana. We want to take the opportunity to provide some context to clear up any confusion that may exist. In late August, District Attorneys General and Law Enforcement across the … Continue reading TBI Statement: Cannabis Sativa Analysis

Two Former Warren County Corrections Officers Charged

McMINNVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in two former corrections officers with the Warren County Jail being charged with tampering with governmental records. At the request of 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, on January 14th, TBI Agents joined investigators with the DA’s office in investigating … Continue reading Two Former Warren County Corrections Officers Charged

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

Thirteen Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from TBI State Academy

NASHVILLE – Thirteen local law enforcement officers from across the state and two criminal justice students are new graduates of the TBI State Academy. The Academy was created as a professional and specialized training ground for Tennessee law enforcement officers who want to expand their education and training in the criminal justice field. Through the … Continue reading Thirteen Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from TBI State Academy

We’re Hiring! Two Open Positions Announced

FORENSIC TECHNICIAN Memphis Laboratory, Shelby County Monthly salary $2,769-$4,430 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 data, including demographic case data and laboratory test … Continue reading We’re Hiring! Two Open Positions Announced

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