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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrest Clarksville Man in Human Trafficking Case

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, assisted by Drug Investigation Division Agents and the Clarksville Police Department, have arrested and charged a Clarksville man accused of trafficking a juvenile for the purpose of sex.

After receiving information from the National Human Trafficking Hotline this week, TBI Agents began investigating Michael Scott Helton. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that this week Helton, an unregistered sex offender, trafficked a 17-year-old female for the purpose of providing a commercial sex act at a motel in Clarksville, TN.

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TBI indicts, charges 2nd Man in Cold Case Murder Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments and arrested a Dickson County man, the second to be implicated in connection to a 17-year-old homicide case.

At the request of former 23rd District Attorney General Dan Alsobrooks, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Eric Baxter on August 20th, 1998, the same day authorities discovered the body of the 32-year-old Dickson man shot multiple times in his Jones Creek Road home.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charges Three People for Juvenile Human Trafficking in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for three individuals in connection to an ongoing juvenile human trafficking investigation.

After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, TBI Agents opened a case on July 8th, 2015, marking the first case initiated under a change in state law giving TBI original jurisdiction to investigate allegations of human trafficking in Tennessee.

Amy Ferrell, Christopher Hill, and Kasity Hill were charged today with Juvenile Human Trafficking by the TBI.

Amy Ferrell, Christopher Hill, and Kasity Hill were charged today with Juvenile Human Trafficking by the TBI.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charges Five Individuals in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN  A Middle Tennessee multi-agency drug operation led by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of five individuals on drug-related charges.

Special Agents with the TBI Drug Investigation Division, along with investigators from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Specialized Investigations Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department, executed simultaneous search warrants early this morning at five different locations across Davidson County.

(Top L to R) John Gooch, Joshua Dyer, James Burgess, Mykel Huff, and Andrew Williams arrested by TBI in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation today.

(Top L to R) John Gooch, Joshua Dyer, James Burgess, Mykel Huff, and Andrew Williams arrested by TBI in Multi-Agency Drug Investigation today.

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Tennessee Veterans Property Tax Relief Bill Scheduled for the Local Government Sub-Committee on March 9th

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Care Alert bill and Say Dyslexia bills advance

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

“Tyler Head law” bill picks up support. House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Senate Transportation Committee and is headed to Senate Floor for a vote.

It is also scheduled for the House Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee on March 9th.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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APSU Posters at the Capitol; Representative Joe Pitts advances Legislation

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Transportation Full Committee and is headed to the Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

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Heroin, Buprenorphine Drug Busts on the Rise in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee’s nearly half-decade long effort, dedicated to limiting easy access to prescription pain medications and similar opioid-based narcotics, has been successful.

Since 2012 the state has seen a steady decline in the use and abuse of these substances commonly prescribed by family physicians. 2015 drug seizure data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) shows a significant drop in law enforcement confiscations of prescription opioids, ie: pain pills.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) shows a significant drop in law enforcement confiscations of prescription opioids, ie: pain pills.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) shows a significant drop in law enforcement confiscations of prescription opioids, ie: pain pills.

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TBI arrests 4 County Correction Officers, 1 Inmate in 2 Jail Assault Cases

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationCookeville, TN – In two separate cases, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a total of five individuals in connection to allegations of the mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

In the first case, which began November 24th, 2015 at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Agents investigated an allegation of Official Misconduct by correction officers in the Morgan County Jail.

Denny Hughett, Samuel Jennings, Joe Shoffner Jr., Garren Cooper, and Michael Lloyd arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

Denny Hughett, Samuel Jennings, Joe Shoffner Jr., Garren Cooper, and Michael Lloyd arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrests Hartsville Man accused of Targeting Neighbor for Assault

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents have arrested and charged a Hartsville man accused of trying to hire someone to harm his neighbor.

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Kent Howard Smith on January 21st. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Smith made several attempts to hire a third party to cause serious bodily harm to his neighbor.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Next Phase of Public Safety Action Plan

 

Plan focuses on changes in sentencing structure, reducing repeat offenders

Tennessee State GovernmentMemphis, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the next phase of his administration’s multi-year, comprehensive action plan to help make Tennessee safer.

According to the latest data from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the overall crime rate has decreased 14.8 percent since 2010.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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