AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

UPDATED 7/8/21 at 1:45 p.m. (ET) - To date, we’ve received more than 870 tips in the search for 5-year-old Summer Wells. The investigation remains active and ongoing, as TBI agents and detectives with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office continue to work alongside the FBI in an effort to determine what happened to Summer. Residents … Continue reading AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Macon County

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Pro Tempore Jason Lawson, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the deadly shooting of a Westmoreland man during an interaction with deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1800 … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Macon County

Seven Men Arrested, Charged in Erwin Human Trafficking Operation

ERWIN - A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Erwin Police Department, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Jonesborough Police Department, and the office of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit … Continue reading Seven Men Arrested, Charged in Erwin Human Trafficking Operation

Joint Investigation Results in Indictment of Former Fentress County Deputy

FENTRESS COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of a former Fentress County deputy on theft charges. In March 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began … Continue reading Joint Investigation Results in Indictment of Former Fentress County Deputy

Former Deputy Indicted, Accused of Misconduct

FENTRESS COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Fentress County deputy. In October 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began investigating Derek Cull Richards (DOB 12/29/78) after the Fentress County Sheriff's Department discovered possible … Continue reading Former Deputy Indicted, Accused of Misconduct

Ongoing Investigation Results in Additional Charges in 2018 Homicide Case

SULLIVAN COUNTY – An ongoing investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in additional indictments in connection to a 2018 homicide in Bluff City. On August 10, 2018, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI agents began investigating the death of Herman Rumley (DOB 12/3/46), shortly … Continue reading Ongoing Investigation Results in Additional Charges in 2018 Homicide Case

Hawkins County Constable Indicted on Drug-Related Charges

HAWKINS COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the 3rd District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Hawkins County constable. At the request of District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, in April, TBI agents joined that office … Continue reading Hawkins County Constable Indicted on Drug-Related Charges

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Johnson City

At the request of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, TBI special agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with officers from the Johnson City Police Department Thursday evening. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., Johnson City officers responded to the 100 block of Buffalo Street on a report … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Johnson City

Sequatchie County Man Charged in Drug-Related Death

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Dunlap Police Department, Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, and the 12th District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the indictment of a Sequatchie County man, in connection to the drug-related death of a Dunlap resident. In … Continue reading Sequatchie County Man Charged in Drug-Related Death

TBI Announces Open Positions in Jackson, Nashville

The TBI seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following positions: FORENSIC TECHNICIAN Jackson Laboratory, Madison County 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 TBI Announces Open Positions in Jackson, Nashville