WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s acting director on leave

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke has been placed on leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he misused state funds. Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement Tuesday that senior staff will oversee operation of the state police agency until David Rausch takes over as TBI director…

Former Dyersburg HS teacher pleads guilty to statutory rape charge

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — A former Dyersburg High School teacher has pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated statutory rape. John Mark Moody pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of filing a false report, according to information from Dyer County Circuit Court. Moody was sentenced to four years consisting of one year at the…

Mugshots : Madison County : 6/18/18 – 6/19/18

1/24Terika Akins Violation of probation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/24Andashiki Hillard Simple domestic assault, disorderly conduct Show Caption Hide Caption 3/24Jeffrey Reaves Failure to comply Show Caption Hide Caption 4/24Joseph Sumler Schedule IV drug violations, unlawful drug paraphernalia Show Caption Hide Caption 5/24Brianna Chatman Aggravated domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 6/24Brooke Evans DUI, simple possession/casual exchange, unlawful drug paraphernalia…

2 airlifted in Gibson Co. crash

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Two people were airlifted from the scene of a Tuesday morning crash between Milan and Bradford. The one-vehicle crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 45 East when the southbound vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The two people in the vehicle, a man and woman from…

Democrats to debate Tuesday in Tennessee governor race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee’s open race for governor are meeting for a head-to-head debate. The Democratic debate with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh will take place Tuesday evening at Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall. The event will be livestreamed. The primary election for governor is on Aug….

State probes misuse of funds accusation against TBI leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an outside review is underway into accusations that its acting director has misused state funds. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said Monday that the agency has been made aware of, and takes seriously, accusations involving Acting Director Jason Locke. Gov. Bill Haslam spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals says Haslam received emails from Kim…