Newport Man Arrested on Stalking and Weapons Charges

KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Newport man on stalking and weapons charges. On Wednesday, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading Newport Man Arrested on Stalking and Weapons Charges

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Jail Escapee & TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured

  KNOXVILLE – Only a few hours after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, an inmate who escaped from the Cocke County Jail is back in custody. Ezekiel Lee Thompson (DOB 5-10-92) was wanted by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face … Continue reading Jail Escapee & TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured

Newport Man Added to TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its Top 10 Most Wanted list: Ezekiel Lee Thompson. Thompson (DOB 5-10-92) is wanted by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of Felony Escape, Aggravated Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. Those charges stem from an incident … Continue reading Newport Man Added to TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List

TBI Special Agents Investigating Cocke County Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated  9:15 a.m. - The deceased individual has been identified as Carmen William Rongione (DOB 8/29/75), of Cosby, TN. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday evening in Cocke County. Preliminary information indicates that just after 7:30 PM, … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Cocke County Officer-Involved Shooting

Newport Woman Indicted, Accused of Filing a False Report

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Newport woman accused of falsely reporting sexual abuse involving a child. In February, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of child sexual abuse made by Lorinda Gail … Continue reading Newport Woman Indicted, Accused of Filing a False Report

Newport Man Indicted on Arson and Vandalism Charges

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Newport man on arson and vandalism charges. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began working alongside agents with Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Cocke County Sheriff’s … Continue reading Newport Man Indicted on Arson and Vandalism Charges

Greene County Woman Facing Charges in Officer-Involved Shooting Incident

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Greene County woman in connection with an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred last month. On February 5th, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating the circumstances surrounding … Continue reading Greene County Woman Facing Charges in Officer-Involved Shooting Incident

Four Indicted in Joint Cocke County Drug Investigation

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Cocke County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration has led to the indictment of four people charged in connection with a cocaine trafficking operation. In June 2015, TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division, working alongside detectives with … Continue reading Four Indicted in Joint Cocke County Drug Investigation

Arson Attempt at an East Tennessee Jail Lands Five Men Back Behind Bars

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Commerce and Insurance has led to charges being placed against five men accused of intentionally starting a fire inside the Cocke County Jail. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents along with … Continue reading Arson Attempt at an East Tennessee Jail Lands Five Men Back Behind Bars

Two Former Cocke County Employees Indicted on Drug Charges

JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office has led to the indictment of two former Cocke County Sheriff’s Office employees accused of using their positions to illegally obtain controlled substances. On August 7th, at the request of 4th District Attorney General … Continue reading Two Former Cocke County Employees Indicted on Drug Charges