Topic: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Knoxville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two people in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.
Last week, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began working alongside the National Park Service and ATF to investigate the wildfires that began last month.
Nashville TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Nashville man on charges of making a report of a bomb threat, knowing the report to be false.
At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, on September 16th, TBI Special Agents began investigating a threat that was made on September 12th, 2016 to blow up the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation building.
Nashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained indictments for a former bank manager accused of misusing her position for financial benefit.
At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI Agents began investigating Ashley Rubbert Comer (DOB 7-23-86) on May 20th, 2015. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Comer, while working as the interim manager of NGH Credit Union, opened loans in the names of family and friends without their consent and accessed the funds for her personal use.
Nashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Robertson County School Resource Officer on charges of sexual battery by an authority figure.
At the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI Special Agents began investigating Charles Logan Abernathy on November 30th. Abernathy serves as a School Resource Officer at East Robertson High School.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sets up Hotline to Report Missing Persons in East Tennessee Wildfire Areas
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has established a hotline to coordinate reports of missing persons in the areas affected by the recent wildfires in East Tennessee.
Those wishing to report missing individuals believed to be in the affected areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Wears Valley may contact 1.800.TBI.FIND.
Callers should be prepared to relay as much identifying information as possible, including names, phone numbers, vehicle identification, and last known whereabouts.
1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015.
This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that on October 6th, 2016, Tyrone Hoosier, Christopher Hoosier, Jamesthon Griffin and Nimmond Lee accepted a plea agreement to the charge of Conspiracy to Distribute over 300 grams of cocaine within Montgomery County.
As part of the agreement, each will serve 15 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
A Tennessee Statewide Amber Alert has been issued for the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is issuing a statewide AMBER Alert for the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office for Rebecca Lewis, a white female, 4 years old, 3 feet tall, 30 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, last seen at approximately 2:30am CST on October 10th, 2016 at the Daily’s Convenience Store located at Antioch Pike and Interstate 24, Antioch, Tennessee.
Rebecca was previously seen at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County at approximately 11:00pm CST, on October 9th, 2016.
Chattanooga, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Christopher Christian Padgett.
Padgett (DOB 3-9-94) is wanted by the TBI and the Chattanooga Police Department. On Wednesday, Padgett cut off his GPS monitoring device in order to avoid standing trial in Hamilton County.
Despite not being at the hearing, a jury convicted Padgett of First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery and faces a mandatory life sentence.
Ortiz Nabbed after 11 Years on the Run
Nashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the coordinated intelligence efforts from multiple other agencies has resulted in the arrest of a fugitive who has eluded capture for over a decade.
In November 2005, detectives with the Springfield Police Department obtained warrants charging a man, who used the false identity of Joe Anthony Mercado Ortiz, with 4 counts of Child Rape and 5 counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery.
Ortiz was arrested on November 15th, 2005, and was released after posting a $125,000 bond.
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