TBI Investigating Decherd Leaders

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing Decherd City officials for its conduct allegedly leading up to annexation of property to be used as a Rock Quarry. Kristen Helm, public information officer with the TBI, confirmed that the city is indeed being investigated to determine whether or not bribery was involved in swaying the aldermen’s votes in favor of the efforts to annex the property located on Greenhaw Road. Though contacted, Mayor Robin Smith said he could not comment regarding the investigation at this time. The mayor and aldermen were subpoenaed to go before Special Agent-Criminal Investigator Larry B. Davis of the TBI this week. At that time they are required to bring all papers, books, records, agreements, documents and any and all agreements of annexation between Decherd and Tinsley Asphalt, LLC. They’re also to be sworn and questioned by Special Agent Davis for the purpose of giving a written statement, delivering aforementioned items and obtaining evidence by said agent in the investigation conducted by TBI.