Four Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

BLOUNT COUNTY – An undercover operation conducted by the Human Trafficking Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Alcoa Police Department, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryville Police Department, and the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force has resulted in the arrest of four men. On Friday and Saturday, as part of a joint … Continue reading Four Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

Accused Trafficker Arrested, Three Juvenile Victims Recovered in Weekend Sting

NASHVILLE – In a joint effort, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Brentwood Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Department of State have arrested a Memphis woman accused of trafficking juveniles for the purpose of illicit sex. During a collaborative push to address human trafficking in Middle Tennessee … Continue reading Accused Trafficker Arrested, Three Juvenile Victims Recovered in Weekend Sting

Kingsport Man Arrested for a Second Time in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

KINGSPORT – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Kingsport man for a second time as part of an ongoing human trafficking investigation. Earlier this year, TBI Agents began investigating Zachery Felton (DOB 4/14/85) after he was arrested during a joint undercover human trafficking operation with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. … Continue reading Kingsport Man Arrested for a Second Time in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

Two Arrested, Charged in McMinn County Human Trafficking Investigation

MCMINN COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,  the Athens Police Department, and the Office of the 10th District Attorney General has resulted in the arrest of two men accused of attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors. This week, TBI Agents, working alongside investigators from the Athens … Continue reading Two Arrested, Charged in McMinn County Human Trafficking Investigation

Two Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of two men accused of trafficking women for the purposes of commercial sex. Last week, working alongside the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, TBI Agents conducted an undercover human trafficking operation. … Continue reading Two Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

Ten Indicted in Putnam County Human Trafficking Operation

*Updated 6/10/18 to include a 10th individual taken into custody related to this operation. COOKEVILLE – An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Office of the 13th District Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of … Continue reading Ten Indicted in Putnam County Human Trafficking Operation

22 Men Indicted in Brentwood Human Trafficking Operation

NASHVILLE – An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Brentwood Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper has resulted in mostly felony indictments for 22 men in a targeted effort to identify individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors. “Yet … Continue reading 22 Men Indicted in Brentwood Human Trafficking Operation

Madison County Man Indicted, Arrested on Multiple Human Trafficking Charges

JACKSON – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of an individual charged with multiple human trafficking charges. As a result of a Grand Jury indictment, Randall Ray “T-Bone” Ward, DOB 9/19/1965, of Jackson, TN was arrested … Continue reading Madison County Man Indicted, Arrested on Multiple Human Trafficking Charges

11 Men Facing Felony Charges as a Result of Kingsport Human Trafficking Operation

Updated 10/25/17 at 7:25 p.m. ET: Bradley Mark Poston turned himself into the Sullivan County Jail this evening. Poston was the only individual indicted as part of the Kingsport operation who had not been arrested. Additional information, including a booking photo, is below. JOHNSON CITY – A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter … Continue reading 11 Men Facing Felony Charges as a Result of Kingsport Human Trafficking Operation

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