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

Knox County Doctor Arrested on Prescription Fraud Charges

KNOXVILLE – A year-long investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and multiple other state and local agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Knox County doctor, who is charged with obtaining prescriptions by fraud. Working with investigators with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Morristown … Continue reading Knox County Doctor Arrested on Prescription Fraud Charges

We’re Hiring! TBI Job Openings Announced in Knoxville Crime Lab

  TBI SPECIAL AGENT-FORENSIC SCIENTIST 1 KNOXVILLE CRIME LAB A total of 2 vacancies are available in the following units: Unit Number of Vacancies Toxicology 1 Forensic Chemistry 1 JOB DUTIES Responsible for analyzing physical, biological, or chemical evidence submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and preparing technical laboratory reports describing the results of … Continue reading We’re Hiring! TBI Job Openings Announced in Knoxville Crime Lab

Maryville Man Indicted in 2015 Homicide Case

KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department has resulted in the indictment of a Maryville man in connection with a 2015 homicide case. At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Special Agents joined the … Continue reading Maryville Man Indicted in 2015 Homicide Case

Two Indicted in East Tennessee Healthcare Fraud Scheme

KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for two people in connection with a case involving healthcare fraud at a former medical practice in Knoxville. In August 2009, TBI Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received information pertaining to healthcare fraud and the illegal distribution of narcotics … Continue reading Two Indicted in East Tennessee Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Knoxville Man Indicted on Child Rape Charges

COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Knoxville man in connection with a child rape case. In February, at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Jacob Alexander Tate on allegations of sexual misconduct involving … Continue reading Knoxville Man Indicted on Child Rape Charges

Knoxville Caregivers Indicted on Neglect Charges

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of two former Knoxville caregivers on neglect charges involving a disabled man. In December 2015, TBI Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit were contacted by Adult Protect Services and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and … Continue reading Knoxville Caregivers Indicted on Neglect Charges