Public’s Help Requested in Identifying Body Found in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found along Douglas Lake earlier this month. On March 10th, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined Detectives with the Jefferson … Continue reading Public’s Help Requested in Identifying Body Found in Jefferson County

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Pikeville Man Arrested, Charged in Deadly Cumberland County Incidents

CROSSVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have charged a Pikeville man in connection to the deaths of two people in two related incidents in Cumberland County. TBI Special Agents joined the investigation into the crimes on Tuesday night at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. The first incident … Continue reading Pikeville Man Arrested, Charged in Deadly Cumberland County Incidents

Grundy County Drug Investigation Nets Multiple Arrests

GRUNDY COUNTY – An undercover investigation conducted by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the indictment and arrests of more than a dozen individuals on drug-related offenses. TBI Drug Agents and Grundy County deputies worked together to … Continue reading Grundy County Drug Investigation Nets Multiple Arrests

Now Hiring! TBI Special Agent – Criminal Investigator (28 Positions)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following 29 open positions. TBI Special Agent-Criminal Investigator 1 - 26 Positions (Throughout Tennessee) TBI Special Agent-Criminal Investigator 1 - 1 Position (Human Trafficking-Shelby County) TBI Special Agent-Criminal Investigator 1 - 1 Position (Technical Services Unit-Headquarters) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING AVAILABLE COUNTIES/TERRITORIES CAN BE … Continue reading Now Hiring! TBI Special Agent – Criminal Investigator (28 Positions)

TBI Special Agents Investigating Pigeon Forge Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Sevierville. Preliminary information indicates that just before 4:00 a.m., officers with the Pigeon Forge Police Department attempted to stop a driver suspected of DUI along the Parkway. The driver, … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Pigeon Forge Officer-Involved Shooting

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Inappropriately Touching Inmate

SULLIVAN COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Sullivan County corrections officer accused of inappropriately touching an inmate. In January, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents began investigating Timothy A. Edens (DOB 10/3/94). During the … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Inappropriately Touching Inmate

Two Arrested, Charged in McMinn County Human Trafficking Investigation

MCMINN COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,  the Athens Police Department, and the Office of the 10th District Attorney General has resulted in the arrest of two men accused of attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors. This week, TBI Agents, working alongside investigators from the Athens … Continue reading Two Arrested, Charged in McMinn County Human Trafficking Investigation

TBI Agents Investigating Sullivan County Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated 2/28 at 9:55 a.m.: Based on information gathered at this time, preliminary autopsy results indicate that Jackie Scott Pendergrass died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation remains active and ongoing. Updated 2/26 at 4:15 p.m.: Sgt. Steve Hinkle has died as a result of his injuries. At this time, the investigation remains active … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Sullivan County Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Special Agents, Forensic Scientists Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Claiborne County

Updated 8:35 a.m. ET 2/18: The deceased individual has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Stropp (DOB 06/12/81), of Sevierville.  At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents and Forensic Scientists are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Claiborne County Sunday afternoon. Preliminary information indicates that … Continue reading TBI Special Agents, Forensic Scientists Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Claiborne County

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into East Tennessee Jail

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a now former corrections officer on charges related to bringing contraband into the Hancock County Jail. In December, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations involving … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into East Tennessee Jail