TBI Special Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Oakland

Updated 9:55 a.m. 12/25/2020: The deceased individual has been identified as Michael Brandon Joyner, DOB 10/08/1981. At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday evening in Oakland in Fayette County.  Preliminary information indicates that around 6 p.m., an officer with the Oakland Police … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Oakland

Sardis Man Charged in Weekend Murder

ENVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in an arrest in connection to the murder of a man in Enville over the weekend. At the request of 26th District Attorney General Jody Pickens, on Sunday, TBI Agents joined investigators with the … Continue reading Sardis Man Charged in Weekend Murder

Nurse Practitioner Charged Following TBI Medicaid Fraud Investigation

LAWRENCEBURG – Working alongside investigators from the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Agents assigned to its Medicaid Fraud Control Division have obtained indictments for a nurse practitioner accused of fraudulently issuing prescriptions for scheduled drugs. The investigation into Patsy Burks (DOB 9-5-53) began in July of 2020, when allegations surfaced surrounding … Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Charged Following TBI Medicaid Fraud Investigation

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sevierville

*Updated 12/18/20 at 7:05 p.m. (ET) - The deceased individual has been identified as Joshua Hoffpauir (DOB 3/18/87), of Sevierville.  *Updated 12/18/20 at 1:15 p.m. (ET): Efforts to positively identify the deceased individual remain ongoing. The other two individuals involved have been identified as Mitchell Gagel (DOB 12/2/97) and Tiffany Leshay Mynatt (DOB 1/16/82). *Updated … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sevierville

TBI Overdose Task Force Investigation Results in Arrest, Seizure of Fentanyl-Laced Pills

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – An undercover drug investigation by investigators with the TBI Middle Tennessee Opioid/ Overdose Task Force has led to the arrest of one man, and the seizure of more than a thousand fentanyl-laced pills. The Task Force includes TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division, officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, … Continue reading TBI Overdose Task Force Investigation Results in Arrest, Seizure of Fentanyl-Laced Pills

Two Men Indicted, Charged with Homicide in Separate Drug-Related Death Cases

TULLAHOMA – Working alongside investigators from the Tullahoma Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, and the office of 14th District Attorney General Craig Northcott, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division have obtained indictments for two men, charging them with homicide in separate drug-related deaths. In the first case, authorities … Continue reading Two Men Indicted, Charged with Homicide in Separate Drug-Related Death Cases

Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in more than a Dozen Arrests

CHATTANOOGA – A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and Task Force, the Chattanooga Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of 14 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors. Over a two-day period beginning December 9th, as part of an undercover investigation aimed … Continue reading Joint Human Trafficking Operation Results in more than a Dozen Arrests

Hardin County Drug Roundup Nets 35 Arrests

*Updated 12/10/20 to reflect corrected or updated charges for various indicted individuals. An undercover investigation into the sale of illicit drugs in Hardin County began in January and included numerous controlled purchases, surveillance, and research.  On November 16th, the Hardin County Grand Jury returned indictments charging dozens of people with multiple counts.  Today, TBI Agents … Continue reading Hardin County Drug Roundup Nets 35 Arrests

Joint Drug Investigation Results in Arrests

GIBSON COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Tennessee Drug Task Force has resulted in the arrest of individuals on drug-related charges. On Monday, Agents and investigators executed a search … Continue reading Joint Drug Investigation Results in Arrests

TBI Agents Investigating Greene County Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated 12/04/20 at 8:50 a.m. (ET) – The individual involved in this incident has been identified as Mark A. Hanselman (DOB 10/14/65), of Indiana.  At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday afternoon in Greene County.  Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4:15 p.m., the … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Greene County Officer-Involved Shooting