TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Kingsport

Updated 4/12/21 at 2:15 p.m. – The driver of the vehicle has been identified as a 17-year-old male. Due to the fact that the individual is a juvenile, his name is not being released at this time. He remains hospitalized. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI special agents are investigating … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Kingsport

Now Hiring! TBI Seeking Candidates for Positions in Nashville, Jackson, Chattanooga Offices

The TBI seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions: CRIMINAL HISTORY EXAMINER 3 Tennessee Instant Check System 2 Vacancies TBI Headquarters, Davidson County Job Duties: Criminal History Examiner 3 (CHE3) will process Tennessee Instant Check System (TICS) appeals by receiving a purchaser's appeal, CHE3 shall proceed with efforts to obtain the final … Continue reading Now Hiring! TBI Seeking Candidates for Positions in Nashville, Jackson, Chattanooga Offices

Smithville Man Arrested, Charged with Rape of a Child

DEKALB COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Smithville man on charges of rape of a child. At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, in August 2020, TBI agents began investigating a report of a sexual offense … Continue reading Smithville Man Arrested, Charged with Rape of a Child

Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in Multiple Arrests

OAK RIDGE – A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Oak Ridge Police Department, the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and the 7th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit sex from … Continue reading Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in Multiple Arrests

Johnson City Man Charged in Child Pornography Investigation

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Johnson City Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Johnson City man on sexual exploitation charges. This week, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and … Continue reading Johnson City Man Charged in Child Pornography Investigation

Johnson City Siblings Indicted, Charged in Mother’s Death

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Johnson City Police Department, and Adult Protective Services has resulted in the indictment of two people in connection with the death of their mother. In August 2019, at the request of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, TBI Agents … Continue reading Johnson City Siblings Indicted, Charged in Mother’s Death

Former Officer Charged, Accused of Assaulting Juvenile

OAK RIDGE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former Oak Ridge police officer.   In January, at the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Agents began investigating allegations of assault involving Andre James Thompson. During the course of the … Continue reading Former Officer Charged, Accused of Assaulting Juvenile

TBI Agents Investigating Blount County Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED 3/7/21 at 4:07 CT: The individual who was shot has been identified at Joe William Lynch (DOB 10/04/1990). At the request of 5th District Attorney General Mike Flynn, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday in Blount County.  Just before noon, deputies with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office conducted a … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Blount County Officer-Involved Shooting

Three Arrested, Charged in Claiborne County Homicide

CLAIBORNE COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tazewell Police Department has resulted in the arrest of three people in connection to the murder of a Tazewell man. On February 22nd, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, … Continue reading Three Arrested, Charged in Claiborne County Homicide

Four Arrested, Drugs Seized, Following Undercover Heroin Investigation

DAVIDSON COUNTY – Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with Agents with the Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, arrested four people on drug-related charges, as the result of a long-term investigation. TBI and HIDTA Task Force Agents, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, … Continue reading Four Arrested, Drugs Seized, Following Undercover Heroin Investigation