NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for an Alabama man accused of selling a Wayne County couple investments he wasn’t licensed to offer.
At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Mike Bottoms, TBI Special Agents began investigating Roy Allen Tucker on November 18, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, in April 2013, Tucker convinced a Wayne County couple to invest in Certificates of Deposit, which Tucker was not licensed to offer. Agents also determined Tucker, doing business as Tri State Investments, never invested the victims’ money. Tucker later returned $100,000 of the couple’s money, but has not paid back a remaining balance of more than $164,000.
On July 17th, the Wayne County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Tucker, charging the 32-year-old Florence, Alabama man with one count of Theft. On Friday, he was booked into the Wayne County Jail, where his bond amount will be determined at a later date.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Lewis County mother and daughter accused of filing a false report of rape.
At the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents began investigating Regina Hobbs and Kylie Barber on July 31st. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that on June 14th, during a domestic argument, Regina Hobbs pointed a firearm at her husband at their residence on Thomas Avenue in Hohenwald. The husband called 911 to report the incident. When officers from Hohenwald Police responded, Hobbs reported her husband, a THP trooper, had raped and assaulted her. Barber, Hobbs’ daughter, later told Hohenwald police she walked in on the alleged rape. The reports resulted in officers arresting Hobbs’ husband. The TBI investigation later revealed the allegations of rape and assault were false.
On Friday, TBI Agents arrested Hobbs (PICTURED LEFT) and Barber (RIGHT), charging the 40-year-old mother with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of False Report. Her 20-year-old daughter faces one count of False Report. Hobbs was booked into the Lewis County Jail on $5,000 bond. Barber’s bond was set at $2,500.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained additional indictments for a Giles County man already convicted of rape.
At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Mike Bottoms, TBI Special Agents began investigating Maurice Dale McAllister on April 30, 2012. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information which, in December 2013, contributed to a jury convicting McAllister of one count of Rape. A judge subsequently sentenced him to serve 12 years in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.
As part of the case, investigators executed a search warrant at McAllister’s residence at 2750 Big Dry Creek Road in Pulaski. During the search, Agents, along with members of the Giles County Sheriff’s Department, discovered several pieces of digital evidence which revealed five digital images later classified as child pornography.
On Wednesday, May 14th, the Giles County Grand Jury returned indictments for the 83-year-old, charging him with five counts of Especially Aggravated Exploitation of a Minor. Today, he was served with the charges and remains in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction. McAllister is currently awaiting trial on 17 additional charges in connection to the case, including several of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Rutherford County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
TBI Agents, with the assistance of officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, began an investigation in 2013 to identify subjects in Tennessee using peer-to-peer networks to traffic in child pornography.
On August 6th, Andrew Brian Hotte was indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Today, the 27-year-old Murfreesboro man was arrested by deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Hotte being held on a $100,000 bond at the Rutherford County jail.
JOHNSON CITY – The Tennessean Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Jefferson County woman charged with Theft and Official Misconduct.
At the request of 4th District Attorney James Dunn and Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig, on March 20th, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of the State Comptroller’s office, began investigating Teresa Marie Crusenberry, who worked as a purchasing agent for the Jefferson County Finance Department. During the course of the investigation, agents determined that around January 2011, Crusenberry started using county finances for personal gain and continued doing so until the misappropriation of funds was discovered in March 2014.
On Monday, the Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment for the 45-year old Dandridge woman, charging her with Theft over $60,000 and Official Misconduct. Crusenberry was booked in the Jefferson County Detention Facility, where her bond was set at $10,000.
JACKSON – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation yielded warrants that led to the arrest today of a 25-year old Benton County man, charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse of a seven-month-old child.
On August 22nd, 2014, at the request of 24th District Attorney Hansel McAdams, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children’s Services, investigated the death of Joseph Hilliard. On Friday, the infant’s mother called 911, saying her son was unresponsive. The child was transported from his home on Liberty Church Road in Holladay to Camden General Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Today, arrest warrants were issued for Westlee Waylon Yates, the mother’s boyfriend, for the murder and abuse of the seven-month-old. With the assistance of Benton County Sheriff’s deputies, TBI Agents arrested Yates without incident at a residence at West Little Richland Road in Humphreys County. Yates was booked in the Benton County jail, where he is being held without bond.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Rutherford County man accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor.
At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Jacob Belcher on May 27th. During the course of the investigation, Special Agents determined, that from October 2013 to March 2014, Belcher developed an inappropriate relationship with a minor female, whom he met online, which culminated on several occasions with sexual activity at or near her family’s Jackson County home.
On Monday, the Jackson County Grand Jury returned an indictment for the 20-year-old Smyrna man, charging him with five counts of Statutory Rape. Today, he turned himself into the Jackson County Jail, where he was booked and subsequently released after posting $5,000 bond.