TBI Releases Annual Report on Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2020. The report, released in accordance to the requirements in Tennessee Code Annotated §38-10-102, uses established definitions and methodology and provides information qualifying incidents submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies. … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual Report on Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

Former Firefighter Charged in Weakley County Church Fire

*Updated 4/7/21 at 9:41 p.m. to reflect as of this evening, Clark is being held without bond. DRESDEN – A fire investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office into a fire at a Weakley County church has resulted … Continue reading Former Firefighter Charged in Weakley County Church Fire

Operation Big Red Ice Nets Drug Indictments and Arrests

LEXINGTON – An undercover operation spanning more than a year into the sell of illicit drugs in Lexington and Henderson County has resulted in the indictment of 18 individuals. Operation Big Red Ice, led by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, began … Continue reading Operation Big Red Ice Nets Drug Indictments and Arrests

Former Paramedic Indicted, Charged with Sexual Battery

SCOTT COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Scott County paramedic accused of sexual misconduct. In October 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began investigating allegations of sexual assault involving William Ricky Russ. During … Continue reading Former Paramedic Indicted, Charged with Sexual Battery

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

Sixth Person Indicted in Deadly 2020 Fayette County Shooting

SOMERVILLE – A sixth person has been indicted and charged in connection to an August 2020 shooting in Fayette County that left one person dead and four others injured.  The indictment was a result of an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of … Continue reading Sixth Person Indicted in Deadly 2020 Fayette County Shooting

Castalian Springs Man Arrested in Attack on Three People

TROUSDALE COUNTY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Castalian Springs man in connection to an ongoing investigation in Trousdale County. On Monday, at the request of acting 15th District Attorney General Jason Lawson, TBI Agents began investigating an attack on three people at a residence in the … Continue reading Castalian Springs Man Arrested in Attack on Three People

TBI Agents Investigating Columbia Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting on Saturday morning in Columbia. Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred at approximately 10:25 at the corner of Hatcher Lane and West Avenue, where a man drove his girlfriend, identified as Kristi Gail Black (DOB … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Columbia Officer-Involved Shooting

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

Ongoing Drug Investigation Results in Two Arrests, Drug Seizure

DAVIDSON COUNTY – As the result of an ongoing drug investigation, Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested two people Thursday night, and charged them with possession of methamphetamine.   TBI Drug Agents received information about two individuals who had an amount of methamphetamine for resale in their … Continue reading Ongoing Drug Investigation Results in Two Arrests, Drug Seizure