Joint Investigation Results in Arrest of Sumner County Doctor

NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the 18th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Gallatin Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Hendersonville doctor on prescription-related charges. In February, investigators with the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force began investigating complaints that Dr. Lawrence Joseph Valdez … Continue reading Joint Investigation Results in Arrest of Sumner County Doctor

Afton Woman Charged in Greene County Homicide

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment of an Afton woman on murder charges. On August 21st, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined the Greene County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading Afton Woman Charged in Greene County Homicide

AMBER Alert Update 5: Elizabeth Thomas

One week after issuing an AMBER Alert for Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains hopeful and committed to its efforts to reunite the young girl with her family, friends, and community, as the search for her and her alleged kidnapper continues. Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13th and is believed to have been … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 5: Elizabeth Thomas

TBI Special Agents Investigating Lebanon Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED 3/20/17 at 8:04pm: The individual who was shot has been identified as Christian Andrew Whitten Galindo, DOB 3/19/1993. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening. At the request of District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting that happened Monday afternoon in Wilson County. Preliminary … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Lebanon Officer-Involved Shooting

AMBER Alert Update 4: Elizabeth Thomas

One week ago today, Elizabeth Thomas vanished from Columbia, Tennessee. Our efforts to locate her – and the man believed to have kidnapped her – remain active and ongoing, but to this point have produced no credible sightings or actionable information about their whereabouts. The individuals could be anywhere, and the TBI continues to urge … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 4: Elizabeth Thomas

AMBER Alert Update 3: Elizabeth Thomas

Efforts to locate missing high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas remain active and ongoing as the concern about her relationship with former teacher Tad Cummins – and his intentions for her – only heighten the urgency surrounding this ongoing AMBER Alert in Tennessee and Alabama. Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13th and is believed to … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 3: Elizabeth Thomas

Grundy County Man Indicted on Charges of Theft, Insurance Fraud

CHATTANOOGA – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Tracy City man on insurance fraud charges. In August 2015, at the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of fraud involving Troy E. Shrum, an insurance agent … Continue reading Grundy County Man Indicted on Charges of Theft, Insurance Fraud

TBI Agents Investigating Crockett County Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED: 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 At the request of 28th District Attorney General Garry Brown, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon near Alamo. Preliminary information indicates the incident began shortly around 2:15 PM CST, when a subject, identified as Rodney James Hess (DOB 4-6-80, of … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Crockett County Officer-Involved Shooting

AMBER Alert Update 2: Elizabeth Thomas

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains extremely concerned for the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, the victim in an ongoing AMBER Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama. Though the TBI cannot discuss specifics at this time, investigative efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Tad Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role … Continue reading AMBER Alert Update 2: Elizabeth Thomas

TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime on Campus’ Study

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released to the public its annual crime study detailing the volume and nature of crime on the state’s college and university campuses. ‘Crime on Campus’ compiles data submitted to TBI by the state’s colleges, universities, and law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime on Campus’ Study