TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Sullivan County. Preliminary information indicates that just before 1:00 p.m., deputies with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received information that a male subject, who was known to have active … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

Two Kingsport Men Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Updated 9/24/19 at 12.05 p.m. ET:  A third person, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, has been charged with Especially Aggravated Exploitation of a Minor and Tampering with Evidence via a juvenile petition. KINGSPORT – A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Kingsport Police Department has resulted … Continue reading Two Kingsport Men Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

Updated 06/10/19 at 10:10 p.m. ET: The deputy who sustained injuries was released from the hospital this evening. At the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in Sullivan County. Preliminary information indicates that just before 1:30, deputies with the … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sullivan County

Kingsport Woman Indicted, Accused of Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

SULLIVAN COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Kingsport woman accused of falsely reporting a sexual assault incident. In January, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating an allegation of sexual assault against a corrections … Continue reading Kingsport Woman Indicted, Accused of Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

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

Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Inappropriately Touching Inmate

SULLIVAN COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Sullivan County corrections officer accused of inappropriately touching an inmate. In January, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents began investigating Timothy A. Edens (DOB 10/3/94). During the … Continue reading Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Accused of Inappropriately Touching Inmate

TBI Agents Investigating Sullivan County Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated 2/28 at 9:55 a.m.: Based on information gathered at this time, preliminary autopsy results indicate that Jackie Scott Pendergrass died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation remains active and ongoing. Updated 2/26 at 4:15 p.m.: Sgt. Steve Hinkle has died as a result of his injuries. At this time, the investigation remains active … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Sullivan County Officer-Involved Shooting

Sullivan County Woman Indicted, Accused of Illegally Voting

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Piney Flats woman on voter fraud charges. In October, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of voter fraud involving Judy Guinn (DOB 10/26/48). During … Continue reading Sullivan County Woman Indicted, Accused of Illegally Voting

Bluff City Man Indicted, Arrested on False Reporting and Theft Charges

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has led to the indictment of a Bluff City man accused of filing false reports and theft. In December 2017, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Special Agents began investigating … Continue reading Bluff City Man Indicted, Arrested on False Reporting and Theft Charges

Sullivan County Man Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Homicide Investigation

JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Sullivan County man in connection to a Bluff City homicide. On August 10th, at the request of 2nd District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Herman Rumley (DOB 12/3/46), … Continue reading Sullivan County Man Arrested, Charged in Ongoing Homicide Investigation