TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in McMinn County

At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Special Agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday evening in McMinn County. Preliminary information indicates that deputies with the McMinn County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 200 block of County Road in Niota in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in McMinn County

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Hamblen County

At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred  Friday morning in Hamblen County. Preliminary information indicates that just after 5:30 a.m., the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash in the 3000 block of Heathcliff Road in … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Hamblen County

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into Hancock County Jail

HANCOCK COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment and arrest of a now former corrections officer who stands accused of abusing his position to introduce contraband into the Hancock County Jail. In August, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into Hancock County Jail

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