Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the bill he voted for Thursday, September 26th, 2019 in the Senate Appropriations Committee will give states like Tennessee a boost in their fight against the opioid crisis.
“This bill provides $505 million for U.S. Department of Justice grants to help states including Tennessee tackle the opioid crisis. States could use these grants to help fund their drug courts, educational efforts, law enforcement programs, recovery programs, and treatment programs,” Alexander said.
CANNON COUNTY, Tn – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former employee at the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.
At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, on June 11th, TBI Agents began investigating a report of theft from the evidence room at the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.
During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that identified Tony Barrett, a civilian employee of the Sheriff’s Department at that time, as the individual responsible for the theft. Barrett is no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Department.
Parsons, Tn – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Parsons woman on 18 counts of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and identity theft.
In March, TBI Agents joined investigators with the Bureau of Tenncare – Office of Inspector General in investigating allegations that Paula Hutcherson (DOB: 3/12/69) was obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wanted to send out additional information about the missing children incident from September 5th. Clarksville Police were alerted to two missing children, 10 and 11 years old, from a Cross Ridge Drive residence on September 5th, 2019, around 10:00pm.
They were last seen around 5:30pm inside of the house. Around 7:30pm, when a family member came home, the children were both gone. There were no signs of forced entry or any indication of foul play.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Amber Alert on behalf of the Clarksville Police Department for 10-year-old Le’Asia De’Nae Thompson and 11-year-old Traveon Devon Thompson Jr.
Le’Asia is a biracial female with brown hair, brown eyes, 4’2″ tall and 55 lbs.
Traveon is a biracial male with brown hair, brown eyes, 4’5″ tall and 75 lbs.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has announced that no student information was compromised when unauthorized server access occurred on a state vendor’s system last month.
Paris, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Special Agents along with investigators with the Paris Police Department are seeking information in a Paris cold case homicide.
On June 8th, 2001, the Paris Police Department responded to a home at 322 Rison Street in Paris, where investigators found Etta Etheridge (DOB: April 6th, 1929) inside unresponsive. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Henning, TN – Curtis Ray Watson, the escaped inmate charged with the murder of Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson is back in TDOC custody.
The vigilant efforts of search teams from the Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), FBI, US Marshal’s, local law enforcement, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), ATF and with helpful tips from the citizens of Lauderdale County led to Watson’s capture at approximately 11:00am on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that the State of Tennessee is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Curtis Watson, who is a suspect in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson.
“We need Tennesseans’ help,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I urge any person with information that can help us locate and apprehend this individual to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation immediately.”
Henning, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.
Watson is listed as a person of interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction employee on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, and is an escapee from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee.
Watson should be considered extremely dangerous.
Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts should immediately contact the TBI at 1.800.TBI-FIND.
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