TBI Top 10 Fugitive Captured in Wilson County

  NASHVILLE – A fugitive who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list earlier this morning is now in custody after being captured in Wilson County. Alain Benitez was taken into custody without incident, after a foot pursuit off Carthage Highway in Wilson County. Law enforcement officers from TBI, … Continue reading TBI Top 10 Fugitive Captured in Wilson County

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Smith County Man Added to TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Alain Benitez of Smith County. Alain Benitez is wanted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on a charge of Aggravated Assault. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Benitez is … Continue reading Smith County Man Added to TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List

Smith County Man Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder

*Updated 11/27/17 at 7:45 a.m. to clarify relationship of victim to Nash as stepson. NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Gordonsville man, who is charged with the attempted murder of his stepson. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom … Continue reading Smith County Man Arrested, Charged with Attempted Murder

TBI Agents Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting, Two Other Shooting Incidents in Smith County

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding three related shootings, including an officer-involved shooting, that occurred Saturday in Smith County. Preliminary information indicates law enforcement was alerted that Dora Nash was shot by her husband Stacye Nash (DOB 06/21/1962) at their residence on Tribble … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting, Two Other Shooting Incidents in Smith County

Deputy Indicted, Arrested, & Fired in TBI Drug Evidence Theft Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a now former Smith County deputy accused of stealing drugs from the department’s evidence room. On Monday, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the theft of drugs from the evidence room at the … Continue reading Deputy Indicted, Arrested, & Fired in TBI Drug Evidence Theft Case

Smith County Man Arrested, Charged in Abuse of 4-Year-Old Child

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Chestnut Mound man accused of abusing a four-year-old child. On Wednesday, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, TBI Agents began investigating the cause of severe injuries the child sustained at her home on Sunday, which ultimately … Continue reading Smith County Man Arrested, Charged in Abuse of 4-Year-Old Child

Smith County Father Arrested, Charged in TBI Child Abuse Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Smith County father accused of abusing his daughter. Today, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson and with his office’s assistance, TBI Special Agents began investigating 33-year-old Joe F. Green, Jr. During the course of the investigation, … Continue reading Smith County Father Arrested, Charged in TBI Child Abuse Case

Carthage Man Arrested, Accused of Misleading Investigators in TBI Assault Case

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Carthage man accused of shooting a man and then misleading investigators about his involvement in the incident. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, and with the assistance of the Carthage Police Department and Smith County Sheriff’s Department, TBI Special … Continue reading Carthage Man Arrested, Accused of Misleading Investigators in TBI Assault Case

TBI Case Yields 176 Year Sentence for Smith County Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

NASHVILLE, TN- Yesterday in Smith County, the Honorable Judge John D. Wootten sentenced Larry Douglas Clemons to 176 years in prison. On November 4, 2013, as the state was presenting testimony of its prosecuting witness, Clemons requested that his trial be halted and asked to enter a plea of guilty on all charges. His sentencing … Continue reading TBI Case Yields 176 Year Sentence for Smith County Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking

TBI arrests two for murder of Smith County woman

NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a woman and her boyfriend for the murder of a Smith County woman who was discovered dead on the side of a road Friday afternoon. Melinda Bush, 38, and Stephone Berry, 34, of 91 Smith Hollow Lane in Pleasant Shade, Tenn. have each been charged with one … Continue reading TBI arrests two for murder of Smith County woman