New Charges Against Suspect in Deadly 2020 Fayette County Shooting

SOMERVILLE – A grand jury has returned additional charges against a suspect in connection with a fatal August 2020 shooting in Fayette County.  One person was killed, and four others were injured.  The indictment was a result of an ongoing investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, … Continue reading New Charges Against Suspect in Deadly 2020 Fayette County Shooting

Former Benton County Deputy Arrested, Accused of Domestic Assault

CAMDEN – Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Benton County man accused of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute, Tuesday. Today, at the request of 24th District Attorney Matt Stowe, TBI agents began investigating the allegation involving Christopher S. Nolen (DOB: 3/21/74).  During the course of the … Continue reading Former Benton County Deputy Arrested, Accused of Domestic Assault

Two Rutherford County Men Charged in Drug-Related Death

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – A multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation by the HIDTA Overdose Death Task Force has resulted in the indictment of two Rutherford County men, in connection to the drug-related death of a Murfreesboro man. The HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force is comprised of agents and investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation … Continue reading Two Rutherford County Men Charged in Drug-Related Death

TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Publication

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2020 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ publication, which details the volume and nature of crime, as reported by the state’s law enforcement agencies. The report compiles data submitted to TBI through the Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report’s findings: A total of 506,558 Group A … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Publication

TBI Agents Investigating Sevier County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with deputies from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening. Just before 6:00 p.m., Sevier County deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Robeson Road in … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Sevier County Officer-Involved Shooting

Eighteen Men Arrested, Charged in Spring Hill Human Trafficking Operation

SPRING HILL – A two-day joint undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Spring Hill Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors. … Continue reading Eighteen Men Arrested, Charged in Spring Hill Human Trafficking Operation

Former Sewanee Officer Charged with Burglary, Official Misconduct

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former Sewanee police officer, on burglary and other charges. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, in January, TBI agents began investigating a report of a theft that occurred from … Continue reading Former Sewanee Officer Charged with Burglary, Official Misconduct

McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

KNOX COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the indictment of a McMinn County woman on identity theft and criminal impersonation charges. In May 2020, TBI agents began investigating allegations of identity theft involving Ellen Michelle Small (DOB 3/21/74) after she applied … Continue reading McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

TBI Agents Investigating Kingsport Officer-Involved Shooting

UPDATED 7/1/21 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) - The individual who sustained injuries in this incident has passed away. She is identified as Lisa Short (DOB 9/4/66). At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a woman during an interaction with … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Kingsport Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Retaliation Case Leads to Charges for Kingston Man

ROANE COUNTY – Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments charging a Kingston man accused of threatening the lives of law enforcement officers who previously investigated him. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI agents began investigating a series of phone calls made to the Tennessee Board … Continue reading TBI Retaliation Case Leads to Charges for Kingston Man