Children, Citizen Journalism, City Live, Crime, FBI connection, From the Newsroom

FBI looking for an individual possibly connected to child abuse


Law enforcement officials are seeking information which will lead to the identification of an unknown individual known as John Doe 28. It is alleged that this individual is involved with the exploitation and sexual abuse of a child victim.
The video containing John Doe 28 first came to the attention of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in November of 2012.
John Doe 28 is described as a White male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses.
Additional images relevant to the investigation include those depicting the subject and the child victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue sofa chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Additionally, the subject is wearing a burgundy t-shirt with what appears to be a shark logo on the left side.

At the Courtroom, Citizen Journalism, City Live, Crime, FBI connection, From the Newsroom, Knoxville is changing!!


La División Knoxville de la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) y el Jefe Tony Crisp del Departamento de Policía de Maryville (MPD) anunciaron el arresto de un hombre sospechoso de robar una sucursal del banco First Tennessee.

              El 7 de junio aproximadamente a las 9:03 AM, el sospechoso entró en el First Bank Tennessee situado en 2441 US Highway 411 Sur en Maryville, Tennessee, amenazó con que tenía una pistola y exigió dinero. Después de obtener una cantidad indeterminada de dinero, el sospechoso huyó del lugar a pie.
                        El Departamento de Policía de Maryville y el FBI han detenido a Richard Buckner, de 49 años, de Maryville, Tennessee, en relación con este robo.

  Todos los acusados ​​se presumen inocentes hasta que se pruebe su culpabilidad en un tribunal de justicia.


The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Chief Tony Crisp of the Maryville Police Department (MPD) announce the arrest of the man suspected of robbing a First Tennessee Bank today.  

             On June 7 at approximately 9:03 A.M., the suspect entered the First Tennessee Bank located at 2441 US Highway 411 South in Maryville, Tennessee, threatened that he had a gun, and demanded money.  After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect fled the scene on foot.

                       The Maryville Police Department and the FBI SSTF have arrested Richard Buckner, 49, of Maryville, Tennessee, in connection with this robbery.  This is a joint investigation of the FBI SSTF and MPD.

 All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Citizen Journalism, FBI connection

Employment opportunity

Please see the information below regarding recruitment and application information for the Special Agent position.  The FBI Special Agent application will be posted from August 1, 2012 – August 15, 2012 on our website  The Special Agent vacancy will only be open twice a year.  Please feel free to distribute this e-mail to any interested candidates.     


 First, we would like to know…

Are you highly motivated, a natural problem solver and a leader amongst your peers?

Are you a people person, with utmost integrity, plus exceptional writing and communication skills?

Are you detail-oriented, organized, and in top physical shape?

These are the qualities we seek in our Special Agent workforce.


If you are looking for a highly demanding yet, rewarding career –

the FBI Special Agent position is the career for you!


As a reminder, to be eligible to apply, you must meet the six preliminary screening requirements:


1.       Be a US Citizen

2.       Be between 23-36 years old (based on retirement requirements)

3.       Have a bachelors degree from an accredited university

4.       Have three years full-time professional work experience

a.       Applicants with JD’s, IT degrees, or who speak  a foreign language can waive the three years work experience requirement

b.      Applicants with advanced degrees require only two years work experience

5.       Have lived in the US three out of the last five years (unless deployed by US government)

6.       Have a valid US driver’s license and at least six months driving experience


During the application process, you will need to pass a series of exams which will test your cognitive, logical reasoning, oral, writing and physical skills.  You will also have to pass a medical exam and endure a rigorous background investigation, credit checks, and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance. 


If hired as a Special Agent, you must be prepared to:


·         Commit to serve as a Special Agent for a minimum of three years

·         Successfully complete 21 weeks of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA

·         Relocate to any of the FBI’s 56 field offices to meet the needs of the FBI

·         Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and having integrity


To be considered for the position, you must complete the on-line application at

The Special Agent posting will be open from August 1, 2012 – August 15, 2012



The posting is accessible to all potential applicants via the www.FBIJOBS.GOV page.  The application is not searchable via www.USAJOBS.GOV


Applicant process:


1.       Go to FBIJOBS.GOV

2.       Click “Apply Now” under the ‘Special Agent’ banner

3.       Review the information

4.       Enter zip code to determine local field office

5.       Click “Apply Now” button next to the displayed Field Office

6.       Applicant is directed to Field Office specific application

7.       Click “Apply Online”

8.       Fill out application and upload any necessary documents

9.       Press Submit/Finish

10.   Save/Print PDF of completed application


The FBI is seeking Special Agent applicants with the following backgrounds and areas of expertise:


·         Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

·         Accounting/Finance

·         Attorneys (Admitted to the Bar)

·         Law

·         IT Network Administrators (Intrusions)

·         Computer Science/Cyber

·         Engineers

·         Law Enforcement (Detectives, Task Force Members)

·         Military (Special Forces, Explosives, WMD, Intelligence Experts)

·         Physical Science (Scientists, Lab Experience, Advanced Degrees)

·         Foreign Language(s) speakers (intermediate or fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian and Farsi)

·         Pilots (Helicopter, Fixed-Wing)

·         International Relations

·         Architecture

·         Diversified (B.S. or B.A. degree in any discipline)


Call Now: 888-327-6113

FBI connection, From the Newsroom

Searching for Man Who Robbed Home Federal Bank Branch in Pigeon Forge

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Chief Jack Baldwin of the Pigeon Forge Police Department (PFPD) are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man who robbed a Pigeon Forge bank today.

At approximately 11:14 a.m. today, a man entered the Home Federal Bank located at 3671 Parkway in Pigeon Forge and passed a note to a teller demanding money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male with brown hair, late 20s to mid 30s with a goatee, between 6’ to 6’2” tall, and approximately 240 to 260 pounds. Suspect was wearing a faded-blue baseball cap, khaki shorts, a short-sleeve, blue polo-style shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, and tennis shoes. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect left the scene on foot.

A reward is being offered for information which leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the PFPD at 865-453-9063. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO) and the Pigeon Forge Police Department.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

FBI connection, From the Newsroom

Authorities Request Assistance Identifying Individual Who Placed Suspicious Package Near Federal Building in Chattanooga

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chattanooga Resident Agency, and Chief Bobby H. Dodd of the Chattanooga Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance with the identification of an individual suspected of leaving a package outside a United States Bankruptcy Court building earlier today.

At approximately 12:28 p.m. today, the suspect positioned a package at the handicapped entrance of the United States Bankruptcy Court near the intersection of Columbia and E. 11th Street, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The suspect was wearing a navy-blue, New York Yankees baseball cap with the bill facing backwards, and a black, red, and white, sleeveless jersey shirt with the word “ZOOYORK” emblazoned on the front. Additionally, the suspect was wearing a long-sleeve, navy-blue, shirt underneath the jersey.

The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual. Anyone with information should contact the Knoxville Division of the FBI at
865-544-0751 or the Chattanooga Police Department 423-698-2525. Please visit the Knoxville Division press page at to view current photos of the suspect. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI’s Chattanooga Resident Agency and the Chattanooga Police Department.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

FBI connection, From the Newsroom

Iraqi Artifacts Returned

Terracotta plaques and other artifacts seized during a 2006 investigation were returned to the government of Iraq today in a Washington, D.C. ceremony that celebrated a successful law enforcement operation and the cultural significance of antiquities that are thousands of years old.

 “These artifacts are truly invaluable,” said Ron Hosko, special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in our Washington Field Office. “The FBI is pleased to be able to return them to their rightful owner.”

The artifacts—some small enough to be held in the palm of one’s hand—were seized during a public corruption investigation conducted by our International Contract Corruption Task Force, a multi-agency task force whose mission is to stop fraud and corruption related to U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere overseas.

The artifacts were illegally taken in 2004 by Department of Defense contractors who were traveling through the Babylon region of Iraq. Investigators learned that the contractors collected the items and used them as gifts and bribes or sold them to other contractors who then smuggled them into the United States. Two of the contractors were sentenced to prison for their roles in the fraud scheme.

FBI connection, From the Newsroom, I don't get it!

Tennessee Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racially Motivated Killing

Mickey Wright was a Shelby County Construction Code Officer. He was last seen on April 17, 2001. Mickey was also a Shelby County Reserve Deputy. His body has never been found, and now we know it never will be found. Dale Mardis confessed to police of dismembering and burning Wright’s body in a dispute over Code violations. —May God bless him in eternity and to his family peace on earth.


WASHINGTON—The Justice Department announced today that Dale Mardis, 57, was sentenced today to life in prison, with no possibility of parole, for the racially motivated killing of Shelby County, Tenn., Code Enforcement Officer Mickey Wright. Mardis was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Bernice Donald.

Mardis pleaded guilty on March 21, 2011, to the racially motivated killing of Officer Wright. Last week, federal prosecutors and investigators discovered that Mardis murdered another man, Henry Ackerman, in the summer of 1998. They confronted Mardis with the new information on July 1, 2011, and Mardis confessed to the second murder.

Judge Donald imposed the life sentence after Mardis dropped his objections to the sentencing recommendation and admitted that his killing of Wright was first-degree murder. In addition to agreeing to the federal life sentence, Mardis also agreed to plead guilty to first-degree murder for the murder of Ackerman in Shelby County Criminal Court, and to be sentenced to life for that killing as well.

Mardis murdered Mickey Wright on April 17, 2001, and was federally indicted for the killing in January 2008 after pleading no contest to a state court murder charge.

“This defendant committed a heinous act of hate-filled violence, and today’s life sentence sends an unmistakable message that such conduct will not be tolerated in our society,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “I am hopeful that this sentence will bring some sense of justice for Mickey Wright’s loved ones.”

“Although nothing can ever undo their tragic loss, Mickey Wright’s family can take some comfort that Dale Mardis will never again set foot outside of a prison and never again breathe free air,” said U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III. “This life sentence marks an important day for the Wright family and for all the people of Memphis. Dale Mardis’s fate proves to the community that hate-crime murders remain a top priority of my office and of the whole federal government.”

“Brutal hate crimes like the one committed by Dale Mardis tear at the fabric of our society, and the Memphis Office of the FBI, through its Civil Rights Task Force, will aggressively pursue those who commit such crimes, aiding victims and helping to heal communities in the process,” said Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis FBI Field Office Amy Hess.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. FBI Special Agent Tracey Harris and former Shelby County Detective Sergeant Joe T. Everson were the lead investigators on the case. The case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III; Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen C. Parker, head of the Civil Rights Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office; and Jonathan T. Skrmetti, who began work on the case as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and who is now an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Memphis.