Joint Investigation Results in Arrest in Meigs County Homicide

COOKEVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department, and the 9th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, has resulted in the arrest of a Decatur man on a homicide charge. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, on December 15th, TBI Agents … Continue reading Joint Investigation Results in Arrest in Meigs County Homicide

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TBI Special Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Meigs County

At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon in Meigs County. Preliminary information indicates that just after 5:00 PM EST, a deputy with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 1000 block of Nopone … Continue reading TBI Special Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Meigs County

Multi-Agency Drug Operation Yields Charges for 19 People Near Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA – A nearly two-year investigation into illicit drugs in Meigs County, conducted by several partner law enforcement agencies, has resulted in charges for 19 individuals accused of contributing to the proliferation of illicit drugs in the area. “Yet again, with this latest effort, we’re showing TBI’s continued commitment to target the drug issues impacting … Continue reading Multi-Agency Drug Operation Yields Charges for 19 People Near Chattanooga

Meigs County Man Indicted on Multiple Sex-Related Charges

COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Ten Mile man who faces multiple charges, including aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents and deputies with the … Continue reading Meigs County Man Indicted on Multiple Sex-Related Charges

Meigs County Man Indicted, Facing Murder Charge, in April Death of Sweetwater Woman

COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Ten Mile man in connection to the death of a Sweetwater woman. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents began investigating the death of Coleen Francis Turner on April 10th. Earlier that day, … Continue reading Meigs County Man Indicted, Facing Murder Charge, in April Death of Sweetwater Woman

Meigs County Man Arrested on Sex Offender Registry Violation Charge

COOKEVILLE – A joint investigation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, the Investigative Division of the 9th District Attorney General and the Harriman Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Ten Mile man charged with failure to register as a sex offender. On June 25th, at the … Continue reading Meigs County Man Arrested on Sex Offender Registry Violation Charge

Former Meigs County Official Indicted on Theft Charge

COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former Meigs County interim Finance Director on theft charges. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Connie Allen on November 24, 2014. TBI Agents worked in conjunction … Continue reading Former Meigs County Official Indicted on Theft Charge

Estate Executor Facing Theft Charge in TBI Probe

JOHNSON CITY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Meigs County man accused of stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from an estate he administered. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating Kenneth Leroy Bishop on … Continue reading Estate Executor Facing Theft Charge in TBI Probe

Meigs County Official Charged with Criminal Simulation

COOKEVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for the Meigs County Chancery Court Clerk and Master who is charged with falsifying a hotel receipt. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, Agents began investigating Timothy Proffitt on October 30th. Proffitt is the Chancery Court Clerk … Continue reading Meigs County Official Charged with Criminal Simulation

East Tennessee AMBER Alert issued for the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department

An East Tennessee AMBER Alert is being issued for the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department for 5 year-old Leland Merle Thurman. He is a white male, 3’0ft tall, weighing 42 lbs with blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket and black shoes. He will be carrying a gray and red backpack. His guardian … Continue reading East Tennessee AMBER Alert issued for the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department