Crime

Former sheriff's deputy pleas guilty to child porn charges

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- A former Crockett County Sheriff's Office deputy plead guilty to child porn charges. The virtual hearing was not allowed to be recorded, but WBBJ was allowed to attend and take notes. Matthew Berry entered a guilty…

Dyersburg officer injured while attempting to arrest fugitive

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A Dyersburg police officer was injured Monday while attempting to arrest a fugitive from Illinois. According to a news release, the officer, who is not being identified, responded to a report of a theft near Sellars Drive.…

Woman sentenced to 25 years in ex-husband's shooting death

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband has been sentenced to serve 25 years. Bradi Baker, 61, was convicted of the second-degree murder of her ex-husband Geoffrey Brunkhorst at a home off Hollywood Drive. Investigators say…

Man charged in murder-for-hire plot sentenced to 10 years

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- A Murfreesboro man charged in a murder-for-hire plot in West Tennessee has been sentenced. Stephen Taylor pleaded guilty to a charge of solicitation to commit first-degree murder on September 4, four days before his trial was scheduled…

West Tennessee assistant district attorney indicted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An assistant district attorney for the 24th Judicial District is facing charges following allegations that he was wrongfully paid more than $22,000. According to the Tennessee Comptroller's office, Thomas Tansil Jr. was an assistant district attorney covering…

Second Dyer County escapee found in Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- U.S. Marshals have captured the second inmate who escaped from the Dyer County Jail. A news release from the Marshal service says Michael Bolden was arrested Friday night without incident.…

Dresden couple indicted on drug, TennCare fraud charges

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Dresden couple. After potential TennCare fraud was discovered, law enforcement agencies launched an investigation into the sale…

JPD seeks person of interest in Fuel City burglary

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest in a burglary that occurred on Sunday. In a news release, JPD says a man can be seen on surveillance video…

Early morning traffic stop leads to arrest of Dyersburg man

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A Dyersburg man has received multiple charges following a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Dyersburg police charged a Dyersburg man with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and theft over $1,000.00 for... Posted…

Union City police investigate Sunday homicide

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Union City police are investigating a shooting Sunday night that left one man dead. Investigators say officers responded to Club 1 Hunnid on East Cheatham Street around 2:30 a.m. after a report of shots fired. Officers…

Dyer County escapee arrested Monday; one remains at large

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Antoine Thomas, one of three inmates who escaped the Dyer County Jail on Sunday, is in custody. U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announced Thomas' arrest Tuesday. In a news release, the U.S. Marshals say Thomas was found at…

Inmates overpower officer to escape jail in Dyer County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee are searching for two inmates who were able to overpower a correctional officer and jump over a 16-foot razor-wire fence to escape a county jail. Photos courtesy of Dyer…

Woman accused of shooting man in the leg in Weakley Co.

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Weakley County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a woman is now charged with aggravated assault after allegedly shooting a man in the leg. The sheriff's office says 39-year-old Tera Ann Alvaraz, also known as Tera Ann…

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