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Fentress Accepts Low Bids On Ag Pavilion, Clarkrange Solid Waste Center

Fentress County Commissioners accepted the low bids on the new Agriculture Pavilion and the Clarkrange Solid Waste Center. The agriculture pavilion’s projected costs have risen, with the bid being awarded for $1.6 million. Finance Director Tyler Arms said the county will have to either do a bond issuance or capital outlay note to finance the pavilion.
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Fentress County Man Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

NASHVILLE – A Fentress County man is charged with TennCare fraud involving the alleged resale of prescription drugs obtained using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Kenny Evans of Pall Mall, Tennessee, in a joint effort with the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department. Evans is charged with one count of knowingly selling drugs he obtained through TennCare benefits and TennCare fraud. Investigators say Evans used TennCare to obtain Oxycodone tablets, then sold a portion to an undercover informant.
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Fentress deputies indicted for misconduct

Two former Fentress County deputies found themselves under indictment last week. A joint investigation by special agents with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of former Fentress County deputy Johnny C. Dishman on theft charges. And an...
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Former Tennessee deputy charged after selling department-issued AR-15

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A former Fentress County deputy was indicted on a charge of official misconduct after selling his department-issued AR-15 while serving as a deputy for personal gain. According to the TBI, the investigation into 42-year-old Derek Cull Richards began in October 2020 after Fentress County Sheriff’s...
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Former Fentress County Deputy Indicted After Misuse Of County-Issued Card

The state comptrollers office wants Fentress County deputies to turn in receipts. That, after a former deputy allegedly more than $8,000 in personal gas charges. Director of Communications John Dunn said the investigation began last year after Fentress County officials reported questionable gas purchases. “Our investigators noted about $8,800 worth...
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Former Fentress Co. deputy arrested on theft charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a former Fentress County deputy has been indicted on theft charges. According to TBI, agents began an investigation on allegations brought forth by the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office in March 2020. During the investigation, authorities discovered Johnny C. Dishman, 50, who was serving as a deputy at the time, allegedly used his county-issued fuel card for personal use.
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TBI: Two former Fentress Co. deputies indicted after one sells department AR-15 and other uses county funds for fuel

A former Fentress County Sheriff's Office deputy is charged with official misconduct after authorities say he sold his agency-issued AR-15 rifle for personal gain. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a grand jury indicted Derek C. Richards, 42, last week. He turned himself in Thursday and was booked into the Fentress County Jail on a $1,000 bond.
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Former Deputy Indicted, Accused of Misconduct

FENTRESS COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Fentress County deputy. In October 2020, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI agents began investigating Derek Cull Richards (DOB 12/29/78) after the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department discovered possible misconduct. During the course of the investigation, agents determined that Richards, while serving as a deputy, sold his agency issued AR-15 rifle for personal gain. Investigators were able to track down and recover the weapon. Richards is no longer employed by the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department.
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Former Fentress Co. deputy indicted for selling agency-issued AR-15 rifle

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - A former Fentress County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been indicted for selling his agency issued AR-15 rifle. According to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, agents began investigating Derek Cull Richards, 42, after allegations of misconduct at the sheriff’s office. Agents determined while Richards was serving as a FCSO deputy, he sold his agency issued AR-15 rifle for personal gain.