Tag Archive: TBI

May 07 2014

TBI “Crime In Tennessee Report” reveals decline in crime

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released its 2013 “Crime in Tennessee Report” on Tuesday. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state, providing an updated and comprehensive picture of the successes and challenges facing every community in Tennessee. Among the report’s findings: ·   Overall, reported incidents dropped in …

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Apr 04 2014

Grundy man dies in hunting accident near South Pittsburg

New details in on a hunting accident that claimed the life of a Grundy County man early this morning in near South Pittsburg. Authorities say 41-year old Stanley “Laransie” Whitman was fatally wounded in the accident by his friend and hunting partner, Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeese. The pair were on a turkey hunt on …

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Jan 20 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this morning. The body belongs to a male, possibly white, however it’s been in the water too long to determined at this time …

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Jul 26 2012

TBI probing whether voters turned away in Rhea Co.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing whether Rhea County election officials illegally turned away voters they thought were Democrats. According to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/MZmTe7 ), county election administrator Theresa Snyder said 10 voters with a history of voting in Democratic primary elections were barred from casting ballots in the …

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Jul 10 2012

UPDATE: Missing Marion Co. Man added to FBI Database

James "Roger" Tant

A Marion County man is missing and area investigators say he’s simply disappeared. James “Roger” Tant, 54,  at his South Pittsburg Mountain home, however it wasn’t until his sister tried to reach him that authorities learned he’d been missing since March and no one has seen or heard from him since. Investigators say they’ve hit …

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Dec 14 2011

Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal fire


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fire on Aetna Mountain in East Marion County. Sheriff Bo Burnett says the call came in to the Sheriff’s office dispatcher Tuesday evening, with the caller reporting a house fire at 510 Aetna Mountain Road. Firefighters arrived on the scene and put out the flames, only …

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Oct 24 2011

Crooks using “skimmers” in ATM thefts


Thieves are working in our state in an attempt to grab money from people’s bank accounts using stolen debit card numbers, investigators warn. The crooks use “skimmers” — bogus card readers placed over the regular card slots on automated teller machines — to capture your account number, and they get your PIN, or personal identification number, …

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Oct 23 2011

Tennessee Sex Offenders Can’t Participate in Halloween Activities


The Board of Probation and Parole’s officers are again enforcing Halloween and fall festival restrictions against sex offenders under the agency’s supervision. Each sex offender has signed a letter acknowledging that they are prohibited from participating in Halloween activities. BOPP Chairman Charles Traughber said, “The safety of Tennessee’s communities is the top job for our …

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Feb 10 2011

Suspect In Area Murder Arrested

Jarrod Dejaun Pickett Arrested for Felony Murder Charges

U.S. Marshals and other officials arrested the man wanted in the murder of a Marion County man earlier this week. Jarrod Pickett was arrested yesterday at the Motel 6 on Broad Street in Chattanooga.  U.S. Marshals conducted surveillance on Pickett and figured out he was at the motel. They had his mother call the hotel …

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Feb 08 2011

Suspect Named in Marion County Murder

Jarrod Dejuan Pickett is wanted in connection to the murder of Kenneth Hudson in Marion County

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has named a suspect in Monday’s murder. Sheriff Bo Burnett says Marion County deputies and the TBI are looking for 26-year-old Jarrod Pickett.  Pickett has been officially named as a suspect in the murder of Kenneth Hudson. Jarrod Dejuan Pickett is 6′ tall weighing around 190 lbs.  Pickett should be considered …

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