TBI Special Agents Investigate Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Hickman County

Updated 7:15 p.m. - The deceased individual has been identified as Kyle Andrew Lankford (DOB 7/6/1985), of Burns, TN. At the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in Hickman County. Initial reports indicate the incident began in Dickson, … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigate Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Hickman County

TBI Special Agents Investigating Coffee County Shooting that Injured Two Deputies

UPDATED at 8:45 PM Monday, June 19th. At the request of 14th District Attorney General Craig Northcott, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding a Monday afternoon shooting that left two Coffee County deputies injured. Preliminary information indicates the incident began just before 3:00 PM, when Coffee County Deputy Wade Bassett, 71, went into … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Coffee County Shooting that Injured Two Deputies

Twelve Arrested in “Operation Someone Like Me” in Dyersburg

JACKSON – A two-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Dyersburg Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of 12 men on prostitution-related and human trafficking charges. The Dyersburg operation, called “Operation Someone Like Me”, took place this week and focused on identifying potential victims of … Continue reading Twelve Arrested in “Operation Someone Like Me” in Dyersburg

Three Arrested in Ongoing Sullivan County Drug Investigation

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Kingsport Police Department has resulted in the arrest of three people on drug charges. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division, … Continue reading Three Arrested in Ongoing Sullivan County Drug Investigation

TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study

NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2016 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s … Continue reading TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study

Livingston Man Indicted on Sex-Related Charges

COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of an Overton County man on sexual battery and sexual exploitation charges involving a minor. At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on November 15, 2016, Special Agents began investigating Clayton Wesley Copeland on … Continue reading Livingston Man Indicted on Sex-Related Charges

Two-Year Drug Investigation Yields Multiple Arrests

NASHVILLE – A two-year-long investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration has resulted in six individuals being arrested and facing multiple drug charges.                                                     Following an investigation that began in August 2015, on Wednesday, Agents with the TBI and DEA, along with officers … Continue reading Two-Year Drug Investigation Yields Multiple Arrests

$24,000 Reward Offered in Hardeman County Cold Case

UPDATED: A photo of the victim, Michael Bell, has been added to the end of this post. NASHVILLE – Representatives from the offices of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the 25th District Attorney General and the Hardeman County Sheriff today announced the creation of a $24-thousand reward, in an effort … Continue reading $24,000 Reward Offered in Hardeman County Cold Case

TBI Agents Investigating Shelby County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich – and per the Memorandum of Understanding in place between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney General – the TBI is investigating the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Lakeland earlier today. Preliminary information indicates … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Shelby County Officer-Involved Shooting

Former National Guard Sergeant/ Deputy Indicted on Theft, Official Misconduct Charges

NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters has resulted in the arrest of a Linden man on charges of theft and official misconduct.                                                                  At the initial request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, in August 2015, TBI Special Agents began … Continue reading Former National Guard Sergeant/ Deputy Indicted on Theft, Official Misconduct Charges