AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

HAWKINS COUNTY - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to work alongside the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and numerous other local and state agencies to locate 5-year-old Summer Moon-Utah Wells, who became the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert on Wednesday, June 16th. She was reported … Continue reading AMBER Alert – Summer Wells

Hickman County Man Charged with Homicide, Attempted Homicide

HICKMAN COUNTY – A investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Hickman County man, on charges including homicide and attempted homicide. At the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, Tuesday afternoon, TBI agents, along with the Centerville Police Department and the Hickman County … Continue reading Hickman County Man Charged with Homicide, Attempted Homicide

Now Hiring! Intelligence Analyst Positions Open! (Chattanooga & Knoxville)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions. INTELLIGENCE ANALYST 1 | Criminal Investigation DivisionKnoxville Job Duties: This is an entry-level position responsible for providing analytical support to Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies statewide and nationwide, in response to requests for assistance. Specifically, provides analytical aid … Continue reading Now Hiring! Intelligence Analyst Positions Open! (Chattanooga & Knoxville)

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

TBI Warns of Phone Scheme Involving Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline Number

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would like to warn the public about a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task force. The scheme reportedly uses the phone number of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as a number associated with the Metropolitan Nashville … Continue reading TBI Warns of Phone Scheme Involving Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline Number

Nurse Aide Arrested, Charged with Theft, Financial Exploitation

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department, has resulted in the arrest of a Nashville woman on multiple charges, including theft and financial exploitation of an elderly person. In August 2020, TBI agents received … Continue reading Nurse Aide Arrested, Charged with Theft, Financial Exploitation

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