TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Hancock County

At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred  in Hancock County. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 8:45 Thursday morning, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suicidal male parked along Highway 31 near the Hancock County … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Hancock County

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into Hancock County Jail

HANCOCK COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment and arrest of a now former corrections officer who stands accused of abusing his position to introduce contraband into the Hancock County Jail. In August, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into Hancock County Jail

Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Sneedville man in connection to a fire that occurred in Hancock County. In August 2018, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a … Continue reading Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Hancock County corrections officer accused of having sexual contact with an inmate. In February, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents began investigating Jacob Cole Heck (DOB 8/27/94). … Continue reading Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into East Tennessee Jail

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a now former corrections officer on charges related to bringing contraband into the Hancock County Jail. In December, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations involving … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Bringing Contraband into East Tennessee Jail

Sneedville Man Indicted, Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Sneedville man in connection with a marijuana grow operation. In June 2016, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division, working alongside the Governor’s Task … Continue reading Sneedville Man Indicted, Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

Hancock County Man Indicted for Murder of his Father and Father’s Friend

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Sneedville man on charges of killing his father and his father’s friend.                                                  At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, on April 8th, TBI Special Agents joined detectives with the Hancock County … Continue reading Hancock County Man Indicted for Murder of his Father and Father’s Friend

Sneedville Man Arrested in Hamblen County on Kidnapping Charge

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other East Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Sneedville man on a charge of kidnapping.                                                              At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the TBI began investigating … Continue reading Sneedville Man Arrested in Hamblen County on Kidnapping Charge

Hancock County Man Charged in Murder of his Mother

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Sneedville man on charges of murdering his mother during the theft of a vehicle. On December 3, 2015, and at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined the … Continue reading Hancock County Man Charged in Murder of his Mother

East Tennessee Mayor, Associate Indicted in TBI Vote Buying Investigation

JOHNSON CITY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for an elected official and an associate in an ongoing vote buying investigation. At the request of former 3rd District Attorney General Berkeley Bell, TBI Special Agents began investigating Wayland Dean Rhea and Lowell Ray King on July 30, 2014. During … Continue reading East Tennessee Mayor, Associate Indicted in TBI Vote Buying Investigation