(COOKEVILLE, Tenn.) Justice Dept Court Report: Seven men face felony charges following an undercover operation aimed at addressing human trafficking in Middle Tennessee #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.23: HSI is proud to have been a part of this successful human trafficking operation,” said HSI Nashville Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, Jr. “Working in concert with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in operations like this results in multiple perpetrator arrests and the rescue of victims of these heinous crimes.”

#AceDailyNews reports that a human trafficking investigation results in seven arrests during the two-day joint operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), TBI Human Trafficking Unit and Human Trafficking Task Force, Cookeville Police Department, and the office of 13th Judicial District Attorney’s office sought to identify individuals seeking to purchase illicit sex from minors and recover potential victims of human trafficking:

Authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

Those arrested include:

  • Michael Blair, 68, of Sparta, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution of a minor.
  • Daniel Dubree, 41, of Cookeville, Tennessee, charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act.
  • Christopher Garcia-Perez, 18, of Washington, North Carolina, charged with patronizing prostitution of a minor.
  • Steven Howard, 58, of Cookeville, Tennessee, charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act.
  • Jonathan McDonald, 37, of Sparta, Tennessee, charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act.
  • David McGee, 26, of Cookeville, Tennessee, charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act.
  • Eric Trobaugh, 34, of Celina, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

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(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) US Marshall Report: Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Quintrelle Doss for First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder of an off-duty police officer #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: On July 14, 2021, a separate and unrelated warrant for First Degree Murder was issued for Doss. The circumstances of this alleged crime are not known to the Marshals Service at this time: These cases were adopted for a fugitive investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force. …

#AceDailyNews reports on a Man Man Wanted for Murder and Attempted Murder Arrested by U.S. Marshals: On June 11, 2021, an off-duty Memphis Police Officer was shot at from a car. The alleged suspect was Quintrelle Doss…….On June 23, 2021, an Attempted First Degree Murder arrest warrant was issued for Doss…

Working with the Memphis Police Department Multi-Agency Gang Unit and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Marshals Task Force tracked the fugitive to an apartment near the 3700 block of Kingsbench Drive in Memphis, Tennessee.

Doss attempted to hide in the attic of this apartment, but after falling through the ceiling, he was taken into custody without further incident.

“Murder suspects are a high priority for the USMS Task Force,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.10: 2021:

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(TENNESSEE) Justice Dept Court Report: A man was charged yesterday with civil rights violations for his role in the arson of four Nashville area churches #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews reports that Tennessee Man has been charged with Civil Rights Violations for Series of Church Arsons

Alan Douglas Fox, 28, of Nashville, was charged by criminal information with setting fire to the Crievewood United Methodist Church on June 17, 2019; the Crievewood Baptist Church on June 25, 2019; the Saint Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church on June 25, 2019; and the Priest Lake Community Baptist Church on June 26, 2019. Fox is also charged with carrying and using a firearm during the arson of the Crievewood Baptist Church.

The information alleges that Fox intentionally set the fires because of the religious character of the churches.

If convicted, Fox faces up to 20 years in prison for each fire, and a consecutive five-year sentence for the firearms violation.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Fire Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Beth Myers and Trial Attorney Kyle Boynton of the Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case. 

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.27: 2021:

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(MEMPHIS, TN.) JUST IN: US MARSHALL REPORT: U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of a 15-year-old male juvenile for Second Degree Murder on Tues.18: Aug: 2021 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.19: On August 14, 2021, a 17-year-old male was shot to death near the 400 block of E. Olive in Memphis, Tennessee. On August 17, a warrant for Second Degree Murder was issued for the arrest of a 15-year-old male for this crime. The fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force.

#AceDailyNews reports that USM Task Force and Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team arrest a 15yr-old-male at Memphis high school on Aug.18: 2021 and he’s taken into custody for the second degree murder …

For Immediate ReleaseContact: August 18, 2021Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee – Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699Juvenile Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force..

Earlier today, the Task Force and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team went to a Memphis area high school and located the fugitive. He was taken into custody without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.19: 2021:

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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Court Report: A federal grand jury has returned a 60-count, second superseding indictment, charging nine MS-13 gang members with a racketeering conspiracy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: The announcement was made by the assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice criminal division and the acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee.

#AceDailyNews reports Multi-year ICE/HSI investigation leads to indictment of 9-MS-13 gang members and charges in the indictment include seven murder allegations, kidnappings, numerous assaults, robberies and large-scale drug distribution.

“This ongoing investigation has already led to multiple arrests and indictments of confirmed MS-13 gang members, including the nine charged in this most recent indictment,” said Jerry C Templet, Jr, special agent in charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Nashville. “HSI Nashville is proud to have worked with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to see the continued results of this multi-year RICO investigation involving the presence and activities of MS-13 gang members in Nashville, Tennessee.”

This ongoing Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Marshals Service; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

The indictment describes the organizational structure of MS-13 and the gang’s sub-unit, the Thompson Place Los Salvatrucha clique, operating in Nashville since at least 2014. The purpose of the MS-13 enterprise includes preserving and protecting the power, territory, reputation and profits of the enterprise through the use of intimidation and violence, including murder and promoting the enterprise through acts of murder, extortion, drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

Those charged in the indictment include: Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, aka “El Serio,” Jason Sandoval, 35, aka “Bin Laden,” Jorge Flores, 29, aka “Peluche,” Kevin Tidwell, 28, aka “Miklo,” all of Nashville; Jose Pineda-Caceres, 22, aka “Demente,” Franklin Hernandez, 22, aka “Happy,” and Luis Colindres, 24, aka “Listo,” all of Honduras; Gerson Serrano-Ramirez, 34, aka “Frijole,” of El Salvador and Juan Melendez,” aka “Shaggy,” of Lebanon, Tennessee:

To generate income, MS-13 gang members engage in illegal activities under the protection of the enterprise, including drug trafficking, robbery, extortion and other crimes. They often steal and used stolen vehicles to carry out these illegal activities. Funds generated by the illegal activity provide financial support to gang leaders, members and associates, including individuals incarcerated in the United States and El Salvador.

Cooperation with law enforcement is strictly prohibited under MS-13’s rules. It is well understood within the gang that anyone who assists authorities will be punished with death and the gang honors those who have killed police informants.

In addition to numerous acts of drug distribution and firearms offenses, the indictment alleges that one or more MS-13 gang members conspired with other MS-13 gang members and committed the following acts of violence:

  • On April 6, 2016, murdered J.A. in Nashville by shooting him.
  • On July 31, 2016, murdered L.R. in Nashville while attempting to murder R.R.
  • On Jan.18, 2017, attempted to murder R.V. in Nashville by shooting him and attempted to murder H.V., L.A., and H.S. by shooting at them.
  • On Feb.25, 2017, attempted to murder H.S. in Nashville by shooting at him.
  • On May 21, 2017, murdered A.G. in Nashville by shooting him.
  • On May 27, 2017, attempted to murder L.R.L in Nashville by shooting at him and murdered J.F. by shooting him.
  • On June 1, 2017, an MS-13 gang member assaulted a deputized federal officer in Brentwood, Tennessee, while possessing a firearm and attempting to evade arrest.
  • On June 17, 2017, brandished and discharged a firearm in Nashville during the kidnapping and assault of C.R.
  • On July 25, 2017, kidnapped and assaulted X.A. in Nashville to prevent X.A. from cooperating with law enforcement.
  • On Sept. 24, 2017, murdered H.Z. in Nashville by shooting him and murdered Y.H. by shooting him to prevent him from becoming a witness to H.Z.’s murder.
  • On Sept. 24, 2017, lured A.L. to a meeting in Nashville and murdered him by shooting him and burned a car with his body in the trunk.

All defendants are in federal custody. If convicted, they each face decades of incarceration, including up to life in prison.

An indictment is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.03: 2021:

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(Memphis, TN.) JUST IN: USMS REPORT: U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture of Shakenya Poney for First Degree Murder today July.27: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: Earlier today, Poney turned herself in after intensive negotiations and consultations with investigators with the Task Force and the West Memphis, Arkansas Police Department: The peaceful arrest of violent fugitives is what the U.S. Marshals is committed to,” said Marshal Tyreece Miller.”…

#AceDailyNews reports On July 24, 2021, Clara Wismon was found shot to death at the 300 block of S. Lauderdale in Memphis, Tennessee. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Shakenya Poney for First Degree Murder for this crime. The fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force

For Immediate ReleaseContact: July: 27, 2021Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee – Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S Marshals Task Force Capture Murder Suspect

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.27: 2021:

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(SPRING HILL, Tenn.) ICE/HSI REPORT: An undercover investigation, aimed at addressing human trafficking in middle Tennessee, resulted in the arrest of 18 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.18: Beginning on July 8, 2021, the operation focused on identifying and recovering potential human trafficking victims as well as identifying those seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. Law enforcement placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

#AceDailyNews reports that ICE/HSI investigation results in multiple human trafficking related charges after more than two-day operation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit, Spring Hill Police Department, FBI and the office of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General…..

Individuals charged and booked into the Maury County (Tennessee) Jail include:

  • Georgie George, 25, of Clarksville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Marvin Sparkman, 29, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Steven McCanless, 26, of Culleoka, Tennessee, charged with the solicitation of a minor.
  • Ketankumar Patel, 53, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Ivan Ashley, 49, of Dania, Florida, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • David Christopher May, 26, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Andrew Myung Kim, 38, of Franklin, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Bryce Lawson, 24, of Charles, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Jeremiah McSpaddin, 36, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Brian Mitchell, 50, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Nabi Rahman, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Patrick Harris, 32, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Matthew Brewer, 47, of Centerville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Suleiman Musa Osman, 38, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Juan Gabriel Hernandez Eufracio, 36, of Huntsville, Alabama, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Pablo Godines Cervantes, 51, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Haojie Wang, 32, of Brentwood, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Luis Diaz-Mendez, 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.18: 2021:

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(SPRING HILL, Tenn.) ICE/HSI/FBI REPORT: An undercover investigation, aimed at addressing human trafficking in middle Tennessee, resulted in the arrest of 18 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.13: Beginning on July 8, 2021, the operation focused on identifying and recovering potential human trafficking victims as well as identifying those seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. Law enforcement placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

#AceDailyNews reports HSI investigation results in multiple human trafficking related charges in more than two-day operation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit, Spring Hill Police Department, FBI and the office of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General.

Individuals charged and booked into the Maury County (Tennessee) Jail include:

  • Georgie George, 25, of Clarksville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Marvin Sparkman, 29, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Steven McCanless, 26, of Culleoka, Tennessee, charged with the solicitation of a minor.
  • Ketankumar Patel, 53, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Ivan Ashley, 49, of Dania, Florida, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • David Christopher May, 26, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Andrew Myung Kim, 38, of Franklin, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Bryce Lawson, 24, of Charles, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Jeremiah McSpaddin, 36, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Brian Mitchell, 50, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Nabi Rahman, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Patrick Harris, 32, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Matthew Brewer, 47, of Centerville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Suleiman Musa Osman, 38, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Juan Gabriel Hernandez Eufracio, 36, of Huntsville, Alabama, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Pablo Godines Cervantes, 51, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Haojie Wang, 32, of Brentwood, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Luis Diaz-Mendez, 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending:

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.13: 2021:

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(ERWIN, Tenn.) TBI REPORT: Over a two-day period beginning June 9th, as part of an undercover investigation aimed at addressing human trafficking in East Tennessee, authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

#AceNewsReport – June.12: A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Erwin Police Department, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Jonesborough Police Department, and the office of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors.

TBI Agents have arrested & charged seven men in Erwin Human Trafficking Operation: The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors and as a result of the operation, authorities arrested seven men and booked them into the Unicoi County Jail’

Mark Daniel Higgins (DOB 1/31/62), Asheville, NC: Solicitation of a Minor by Electronic Means, Solicitation of a Minor

Leslie Earhart

  • Jeffrey Lynn Rhoney (DOB 5/8/60), Arden, NC: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts), Solicitation of a Minor
  • Steven Charles Mayes (DOB 12/19/73), Morristown: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act, Solicitation of a Minor
  • Benjamin Bouchot Moreno (DOB 6/15/70), Asheville, NC: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts), Solicitation of a Minor(2 counts)
  • Jose Raul Delgado Andrade (DOB 6/5/80), Johnson City: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act, Solicitation of a Minor
  • Alberto Vazquez Gonzalez (DOB 4/1/75), Bristol, VA: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act, Solicitation of a Minor
  • Randall Dale Staton (DOB 9/5/66), Bakersville, NC: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act, Solicitation of a Minor

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.12: 2021:

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(TENNESSEE) TBI REPORT: Sweetwater PD & Monroe PD with other agencies carry out two-day undercover operation by special agents arrest six men for human trafficking minors for sex #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.04: A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI’s Human Trafficking Unit, the Sweetwater Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the 10th Judicial District Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors:

TBI Report: Six Men Arrested, Charged in Monroe County Human Trafficking Operation: Over a two-day period beginning May 26th, as part of an undercover investigation aimed at addressed human trafficking in the region, authorities placed several decoy advertisements known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases. As a result of the operation, authorities arrested the following men and booked them into the Monroe County Jail.

Josh DeVine

  • Baylis
  • Cohen
  • Kobylski
  • Stinnett
  • Thomas
  • Matthew Jason Cohen, DOB: 6-14-1978, Maryville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act
  • Steven Lawrence Kobylski, DOB: 09-07-1987, Decatur: Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • James Stephen Stinnett, DOB: 03-27-1984, Madisonville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act
  • Anthony Cornelius Baylis, DOB: 11-23-1983, Harriman: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act
  • Joshua James Thomas, DOB: 3-31-1989, Tellico Plains: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act
  • Pedro Juan Berenguer Torres, DOB: 11-30-1970, Powell: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act

The operation also had the support of Grow Free TN and WillowBend Farms, which work to provide services to survivors of human trafficking. Information about trafficking and TBI’s efforts to address this type of crime can be found online at www.ITHasToStop.com.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.04: 2021:

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(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) TBI REPORT: Shortly after midnight, Clarksville officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Durrett Drive on a report of a suicidal male at that address #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.28: As officers interacted with the man, the individual fired a weapon, resulting in officers firing their weapons. The man sustained gunshot injuries and was transported to a local hospital to be treated. No officers were hurt during the incident:

TENNESSEE: TBI Special Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Clarksville: At the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the shooting of a Clarksville man during an interaction with officers from the Clarksville Police Department early Thursday morning.

Susan Niland

TBI ALERT:

TBI agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, as well as gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration. The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement. 

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead, refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.28: 2021:

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(Bolivar, TN.) US Marshalls/TBI Report: Operation Chickasaw: On May 4th and 5th, 2021, the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex offender compliance operation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.10: During the operation, two teams of Hardeman County Sheriff’s Deputies and Deputy U.S. Marshals investigated 35 convicted sex offenders to insure they are following their requirements and found 25 in compliance with the sex offender registry law:

‘ U.S. Marshals and Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office Work Together on Sex Offender OperationSeven offenders were found not to be out of compliance and three are still being investigated’

Seven offenders were found not to be out of compliance and three are still being investigated. James Shermaine Williams was arrested for Failure To Register As A Sex Offender. The other six noncompliant offenders will be further investigated for prosecution under state and federal law.

Four other persons were arrested for felony crimes that were uncovered during the operation. Chad Johnson was arrested for Felon In Possession Of A Firearm and Possession Of A Controlled Substance. Kendall Saintignan was arrested on multiple drug possession charges. David Ramsey was arrested for Felon In Possession Of A Firearm. Donald Stagner was arrested on a Failure To Appear on a previous Failure to Register As A Sex Offender Charge.

“Sex offender compliance operations produce many beneficial outcomes,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. “The Marshals Service is glad to partner with state and county agencies to help with this important service.”

In addition to providing a number of Deputy U.S. Marshals who helped supplement the Sheriff’s Office, the Marshals Service provided funds that will be used to purchase needed equipment for the Hardeman County Sex Offender mission. TBI provided logistical and analytical support.

In an effort to assist state and local law enforcement, the USMS has been tasked by the United States Attorney General to provide needed assistance to law enforcement agencies that are mandated to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. In order to fulfill this obligation, the USMS has developed a system of partnering with state and local agencies to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute offenders that are not in compliance with their legal obligations that have been ordered upon them by the courts as a result of their sex crime convictions.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.10: 2021:

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(MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn.) TBI REPORT: At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI special agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that happened on Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: As part of a mutual aid agreement, deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist: According to reports from the scene, as the standoff continued, the individual identified as Paul Crass (DOB: 5/8/98) of Harriman, discharged his firearm resulting in deputies returning fire and striking Crass: He was transported to a local hospital for treatment: No officers were injured during the incident:

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Morgan County: ‘Preliminary information indicates at approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern, deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of reports of a man with a gun to the 200 block of Coal Hill Road in Harriman. When deputies arrived, they made contact with a man who was armed, resulting in a standoff with the individual’

Keli McAlister

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing, as TBI agents continue to gather any and all relevant evidence, interviews, and information.  Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration.

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and, instead, refers questions of that nature to their respective departments to answer as they see fit.

As a reminder, the TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters.  That decision rests solely with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.20: 2021:

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(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) Justice Court Report: A man gets jailed for 40yrs for child explotation of a 9-month-old-child #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11:A Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigation resulted in a 480-month federal prison sentence on Wednesday for an individual guilty of committing child exploitation offenses involving a nine-month-old child:

HSI investigation leads to 40 years in prison for child exploitation of an infant: Each year, millions of children fall prey to sexual predators,” said Jerry C. Templet, Jr, special agent in charge, HSI Nashville: “HSI agents make it a top priority to protect vulnerable children from victimization by working with their law enforcement partners to investigate predators involved with the production, distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material and ensure they are held accountable for their heinous actions. I commend our agents for their tireless efforts in this case, which resulted in a guilty plea and a lengthy federal prison sentence for the offender”

Anthony Brett Banks, 30, formerly of Kannapolis, North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with transportation of child pornography and causing another person to transport and ship child pornography in interstate commerce.

According to court documents, Banks sexually abused his nine-month-old biological daughter, created digital videos of the abuse, and traded several of the images with someone he met in an online room dedicated to sexually abusing animals. The person with whom Banks swapped the images was located in east Tennessee.

Upon his release from prison, Banks is subject to 10 years of supervised release and is required to register with state sex offender registries and comply with special sex offender conditions.

Hamilton County (Tennessee) sheriff’s office and the North Carolina state bureau of investigation assisted HSI with the investigation.

“The US Attorney’s Office, along with its law enforcement partners, is committed to apprehending child sex predators wherever they operate. Today’s sentence sends a strong message to sexual predators and demonstrates our commitment to protecting the community’s most vulnerable victims,” said Francis M. Hamilton III, acting U.S. attorney.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

The acting U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Tennessee made the announcement April 7, in Knoxville.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.11: 2021:

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(NASHVILLE, TENN.) Justice Dept Report: An investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations resulted in a federal indictment for 27 individuals accused of committing crimes relating to conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.02: The acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee made the announcement March 31 in Nashville:

Multi-year investigation by HSI results in federal indictments for 27 individuals: ‘In total, 37 individuals have been charged in the large-scale conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine that began as early as 2018 and was orchestrated from within the Tennessee state prison system………….Other charges resulting from the investigation include kidnapping, money laundering, making threats by electronic communication, and firearms violations’

“HSI agents worked in collaboration with the numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved in this multi-year OCDETF investigation, to bring federal charges against individuals alleged to have ties to MS-13, Sur-13 and other street gangs,” said Jerry C Templet, Jr. special agent in charge, HSI Nashville. “This conspiracy, which was orchestrated by an inmate within the state of Tennessee prison system, involved the large-scale distribution of heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, all dangerous drugs that threaten the safety of our communities. The organization was also alleged to have participated in numerous other violent crimes.”

This ongoing multi-year Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation is the outcome of a previous request by the Tennessee Department of Correction for federal law enforcement assistance to address criminal activity occurring within their system. The numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved include: Homeland Security Investigations; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; IRS Criminal Investigations; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; FBI; TDOC-Office of Investigations & Compliance; and others.

The alleged leader of the organization, Humberto Morales, aka Pelon, 29, of Columbia, Tennessee, has been incarcerated since 2014. Morales routinely obtained contraband cell phones smuggled into the prison facilities where he was housed, which he used, along with encrypted communication services such as WhatsApp, to orchestrate activities of the drug distribution network, order acts of violence against individuals, and direct the flow of cash from drug sales between middle Tennessee and Mexico. Drug proceeds were also used to pay co-conspirators, pay drug shipment expenses, bail and legal services, and purchase firearms.

The resulting indictments and other court documents allege that the organization had ties to MS-13, Sur-13, and other street gangs and distributed tens of thousands of fentanyl-laced pills; multiple kilograms of fentanyl and heroin; over 50 pounds of methamphetamine, which was often 95-99 percent pure (commonly referred to as “ice”); as well as smaller quantities of cocaine and marijuana. It also alleges that this well-orchestrated conspiracy is linked to at least one murder, horrific assaults, and multiple other crimes of violence.

Notable acts of violence associated with the conspiracy include the severing of a woman’s hand in November 2019 as punishment for losing drug proceeds. During this incident, the woman was kidnapped, driven around Nashville, and then a hatchet was used to chop off one of her hands, before leaving her lying on the street. This incident was recorded on video and sent via encrypted communication on a cell phone. Another incident involved a hitman for the organization who, at the direction of Morales, cut off part of his own pinky finger to prove his continued loyalty to the organization after he lost or stole a small quantity of drugs.

The indictment also charges Morales and Kim Birdsong, 49, of Nashville, with using facilities of interstate commerce (cellular telephones and encrypted messaging services) in an effort to murder a person known as “Pancho”/”Mekaniko,” and that cash, drugs, and the cancellation of a pre-existing drug-related debt were to be provided as payment for that murder. In April 2019, that person was shot multiple times in Nashville, but survived.

Many of the defendants were charged by criminal complaint as the investigation progressed and have been in custody awaiting indictment. Others were arrested Friday and are currently in federal custody. Two others are fugitives, including Morales’ girlfriend, Erika Vasquez, 32, aka Chula, of Memphis and Columbia, Tenn., and Magdiel Pina Ramirez, aka Big Show, 28, of Mexico. Ramirez is the person described above who served as a hitman in Mexico and cut off part of his own finger. Both are currently believed to be in Mexico.

In addition to those previously mentioned, others charged in this investigation include Tennessee residents: Jose Juan Alvarado, 44, of Nashville; Oscar Avelar Anguiano, aka Chucky, 33, of Nashville; Grecia Barrios, 33, of Nashville; Kim Lamont Birdsong, aka Bird, 49, of Nashville; Jennifer Cano, 33, of Nashville; Ricardo Davalos-Martinez, 28, of Nashville; Mario Garcia Flores, aka Christhian Colmenares-Ruiz, 33, of Nashville; Jonhy Fernando Jimenez, 38, of Nashville; Antonio Sanchez-Lopez, 23, of Nashville; Jennifer Montejo, 33, of Nashville; Korrine Parker, 43, of Nashville, Tenn; Luis Ramirez Escudero, 27, of Nashville; Phillip Christopher Smith, aka Felipe, 41, of Nashville; Sinquan D. Smith, 27, of Nashville; Avigael Cruz, aka Traviesio, 29, of Smyrna; Billy Cruz, aka Pee Wee 26, of Smyrna; Kevin Oliva-Hernandez, 31, of Smyrna; Jairo Rostran, aka Poffi, 28, of Smyrna; Rico Gross, 38, of Goodlettesville; Armando Lopez, aka Mando, 40, of Goodlettesville; Jesse Sanchez, aka Papi, aka Bori, 31, of Goodlettsville; Jacob Lee, aka Grenas, 25, of Manchester; Justin Blake Lee, aka Chino, 26, of Manchester; Jasmine Tayor, 26, of Manchester; Kevin Tidwell, aka Miklo, 27, of Ashland City; Melinda Tidwell, of Ashland City; Terrance Marquette Bobo, 28, of Memphis; Pearline Neal, 31, of Gallatin; Austin Dodd, 25, aka Chucky, of Chapmansboro; Tiffany Messick, 27, of Shelbyville; and Stacy Owens, 31, of Decaturville.  Arizona resident Zenaida Cano, 42, of Phoenix; California resident David Ku, 45, of Inglewood; and Gerson Jimenez-Garcia, 38, of Honduras were also charged.

Jennifer Montejo, who was charged in the conspiracy in December 2019 and pleaded guilty in November 2020, was sentenced on Friday to 25 years in prison. She was arrested at a Nashville bus station as she returned from traveling to Los Angeles days earlier. At the time of her arrest, four kilograms of fentanyl and a kilogram of heroin were found in her luggage.

Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart praised the tremendous efforts of the law enforcement agencies involved in this extensive investigation and noted the unparalleled cooperation between the agencies and the significant resources contributed by TDOC and its desire to reduce criminal activity by its inmates.

If convicted, most defendants face a minimum of 10 years in prison and many face up to life in prison.

All defendants not previously convicted are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 Special Agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.02: 2021:

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(JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.) TBI Report: Johnson City man arrested & charged in ‘child pornography’ investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.21: This week, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, TBI Agents began working alongside detectives in Johnson City and Washington County in investigating allegations involving Sean Venning. During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that Venning was involved in producing child pornography:

‘TBI joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Johnson City Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Johnson City man on sexual exploitation charges’

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March 18, 2021

This evening, Agents obtained a warrant for Sean Venning (DOB 1/5/79), charging him with Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on a $50,000 bond.  

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Mar.21: 2021:

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@AceBreakingNews World’s Tiniest Spirals could help thwart counterfeiters ‘

#AceNewsReport – June.08: Taking a page out of nature’s book, physicists have now created what they’re calling the world’s tiniest spirals. Each one is just under half a micron — about one fiftieth of the width of an average human hair, and about six million times smaller than a dime.

Hard to fake. These remarkable “nano-spirals” exhibit some pretty strange optical properties that make them nearly impossible to counterfeit. The researchers believe that they might be used to ensure the authenticity of important documents and products, and help prevent identity theft.

“If nano-spirals were embedded in a credit card or identification card, they could be detected by a device comparable to a barcode reader,” Dr. Richard Haglund, a physics professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and one of the researchers responsible for the fabrication of the nano-spirals, said in a written statement.

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` Tennessee Decides to Bring Back Electric Chair as Bill Haslam Signs Bill into Law ‘

#AceWorldNews – NASHVILLE – (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the electric chair legislation in April, with the Senate voting 23-3 and the House 68-13 in favou of the bill.

Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Centre, said Tennessee is the first state to enact a law to reintroduce the electric chair without giving prisoners an option.

“There are states that allow inmates to choose, but it is a very different matter for a state to impose a method like electrocution,” he said. “No other state has gone so far.”

Dieter said he expects legal challenges to arise if the state decides to go through with an electrocution, both in terms of whether the state could prove that lethal injection drugs were not obtainable and on the grounds of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

A Haslam spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that the governor had signed the measure Thursday evening , but offered no further comment.

AP – CBS

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