KNOXVILLE – Three former staff members of correctional facilities in East Tennessee have been indicted following a joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
On October 24th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents joined the investigation into allegations involving three staff members of the Scott County Jail and the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center, both in Huntsville, TN. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that Deana Keith had sexual contact with a male inmate inside the jail while on duty earlier this year. The investigation further revealed Marie Elizabeth Gilreath opened cell doors to allow Keith access to have sexual contact with the inmate. Authorities additionally developed information that Tabitha Eloise Wilson, a corrections officer at the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center, had multiple sexual encounters with an adult male inmate inside the facility. The county subsequently terminated the employment of all three women.
Today, the Scott County Grand Jury returned indictments for the women, charging Keith, 28, of Oneida, with one count of Sexual Contact with an Inmate and one count of Official Misconduct. Gilreath, 31, of Whitley City, KY, faces one count of Facilitation of Sexual Contact with an Inmate and one count of Official Misconduct. The indictments returned today charge Wilson, 27, of Oneida, with one count of Official Misconduct. This afternoon, authorities booked the three women into the Scott County Jail on $1,000 bond each.
COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Ten Mile man who faces multiple charges, including aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor.
At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents and deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Richard Morris Feaster, Jr., on June 25th on allegations of sexual battery. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Feaster had sexually assaulted the teenage victim from October 2006 through May 2015. Feaster was previously arrested by TBI Agents in July 2015 for failing to register as a sex offender.
On Monday, the Meigs County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Feaster, 56, with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, three counts of Solicitation of a Minor, two counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape and one count of Attempted Solicitation of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Feaster was arrested today without incident at his home by a TBI Special Agent and deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Meigs County Jail, where he is being held on a $120,000 bond.
NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Sergeant of the Murfreesboro Police Department in an ongoing child pornography investigation.
During the course of a recent investigation, TBI Agents developed information which led to Kevin Wayne Dunn as an individual who had distributed images consistent with child pornography.
Today, Agents arrested the 42-year-old Murfreesboro man and charged him with five counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Agents subsequently booked him into the Rutherford County Jail on a $750,000 bond.
NASHVILLE – As the result of ongoing casework, Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for a Sumner County man charged with falsifying documents and applying for credit in the names of some of his former customers.
At the request of 18th District Attorney General Ray Whitley, TBI Special Agents and officers with the Portland Police Department began investigating Brian Lewis on February 7, 2014. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Lewis, the owner of Woodland Furniture stores in Portland and White House, was using personal information from prior credit applications of former customers to open new accounts. Agents determined that between September 2013 and January 2014, Lewis used customers’ data to apply for credit without their permission and subsequently received payments for false furniture sales.
On November 11th, the Sumner County Grand Jury returned indictments for the 40-year old Portland man, charging him with one count of Identity Theft, one count of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and three counts of Theft over $1,000. Previously, in late 2014, the Sumner County Grand Jury returned indictments as a result of the investigation, charging Lewis with 13 counts of Identity Theft, eight counts of Forgery, and one count of Theft over $10,000. This afternoon, authorities booked Lewis on the additional charges and released him on a $10,000 bond.
NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for an inmate in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction accused of mailing several letters threatening violence in Marshall County.
On November 26, 2013, at the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents began investigating the discovery of a letter, which was addressed to a student at a school in Marshall County who was a relative of an employee of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. The letter, intercepted by administrators at the school, threatened violence against the county’s courthouse and a retail establishment in Lewisburg.
During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information which led to Jason Lee Fisher, an inmate of the Tennessee Department of Correction in Wayne County, as the individual responsible for sending the threatening letter. While Agents were investigating the matter, two additional letters – both later attributed to Fisher – surfaced, threatening further violence on the same dates Fisher was set to be in court in Marshall County.
On October 30th, the Wayne County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Fisher with three counts of Committing an Act of Terrorism. Today, he was served a capias charging him and subsequently released back into the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.
NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Shelbyville Police Department has resulted in a Shelbyville man being arrested and charged in the shooting death of a Bedford County woman.
At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the Shelbyville Police Department, began investigating the September 14th homicide of 45-year-old Angela Kibble. The victim was found deceased in her residence by a neighbor at 800 Belmont Avenue in Shelbyville. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Angela Kibble’s cousin, Kavaris Kelso, was one of the individuals responsible for her shooting death.
Early Thursday morning, TBI Special Agents arrested and charged Kavaris Kelso, 28, with one count of Criminal Homicide. He was booked into the Bedford County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
NASHVILLE – A Clarksville man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list Wednesday afternoon is now in custody in Hardeman County.
Darcell Dominique Wright, who also goes by the name Robert Jackson, was taken into custody just before midnight the evening of November 18th. Special Agents with the TBI and detectives with the Clarksville Police Department developed information that Wright was at 223 Hazelgrove Street in Bolivar. With the assistance of the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office and the Bolivar Police Department, TBI Agents were able to take Wright into custody without incident.
Wright was wanted by the Clarksville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Attempted Criminal Homicide. On May 22nd, Wright allegedly brandished a handgun and fired multiple shots into an SUV occupied by an adult male and two minor children. The adult was struck in the chest, back, abdomen and buttocks. The two children were not harmed.
Wright’s booking photo was not available at the time of this release. He is being held by the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office until being transported to Montgomery County.