McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

KNOX COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the indictment of a McMinn County woman on identity theft and criminal impersonation charges. In May 2020, TBI agents began investigating allegations of identity theft involving Ellen Michelle Small (DOB 3/21/74) after she applied … Continue reading McMinn County Woman Indicted, Accused of Impersonating a Licensed Professional

TBI Agents Investigating Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon in Knox County.  Preliminary information indicates that just before 3:00 p.m., deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office were following up on a report of a residential burglary when they encountered three subjects who … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Agents Investigating Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated 11/21/20 at 6:30 p.m. (ET) – The individual involved in this incident has been identified as Skyler Charles Anthony Petrancosta (DOB 2/22/92), of Clinton. He remains hospitalized. At the request of 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday morning in Powell.  Preliminary information indicates that … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Knoxville

UPDATED 7/16/20 at 3:20 p.m. (ET). The deceased subject’s legal name is Cristhian Eliud Ramos-Murillo. He has several aliases, one of which is Christian Ramos Murillo. UPDATED 7/16/20 at 1:15 p.m. (ET): The deceased individual has been identified as Christian Ramos Murillo (DOB 08/23/87).  UPDATED 7/15/20 at 4:25 p.m. (ET): The passenger in the vehicle … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Knoxville

TBI Agents Arrest Two in Knox County on Fugitive Warrants

KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two Knox County men who were wanted by law enforcement officers in Kentucky. The two men, Hunter Zane Cole (DOB 12/27/2001) and Zachary T. Munsey (DOB 06/30/1999) were wanted on multiple charges by the Williamsburg, … Continue reading TBI Agents Arrest Two in Knox County on Fugitive Warrants

Now Hiring! TBI Announces Job Openings for Three Positions

The TBI seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions: INTERIM - INTELLIGENCE ANALYST 1 Fusion Center 1 Vacancy TBI Headquarters Davidson County Job Duties: This is an entry-level position responsible for learning to provide analytical support to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies statewide and nationwide, in response to requests for … Continue reading Now Hiring! TBI Announces Job Openings for Three Positions

TBI Investigating Series of Stabbings, Officer-Involved Shooting in Knox County

Updated on 4/8/20 at 9:45 a.m. (ET): The fourth victim, who sustained injuries during the incident, has been released from the hospital Updated on 4/7/20 at 3:30 p.m. (ET): The three deceased victims were all employed at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike. They have been identified as: Joyce Whaley (DOB: 09/17/1962) Patricia … Continue reading TBI Investigating Series of Stabbings, Officer-Involved Shooting in Knox County

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sevier County

Updated 8/8/19 at 7:15 p.m. ET: The deceased individual has been identified as Norman Lowell Vandergriff (DOB 07/15/77), of Knoxville. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting in Sevier County. This morning, deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sevier County

Two Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

Updated 11/20/20 at 3:00 p.m. – On 11/13/20, the Knox County Grand Jury indicted Zachery Felton on a second charge in connection to this investigation. In addition to Promoting Prostitution, he was indicted on one count of Trafficking for Commercial Sex. On 11/18/20, Felton was arrested in Kingsport and transported back to Knoxville. He was … Continue reading Two Men Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation

Two Knoxville Men Indicted, Arrested on Theft Charges

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of two Knoxville men on theft charges. In September 2017, at the request of 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen, TBI Special Agents began investigating an allegation of theft of money from the Beta Sigma Chi Fraternity … Continue reading Two Knoxville Men Indicted, Arrested on Theft Charges