TBI investigates fire that sparked at the Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Potter and the responding fire departments had every thing under control. March 1, 2021 MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities in Morgan County asked TBI to help determine the cause of a fire at the sheriff's office. There was a fire this evening in one area of the upstairs level of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, per Sheriff Wayne Potter. ...

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More than 50% of KCPD's evidence affected by fire, documents say

Hundreds of thousands of evidence bags stored at warehouse October 15, 2019 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New court records reveal an evidence warehouse fire in August 2018 affected more than 50% of the evidence stored there. Defense attorney Dan Ross has been outspoken about wanting to learn more about the fire since in happened. The new records, including a...

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KCPD says evidence warehouse fire is unsolved, cause unknown. Best guess: a cellphone

"It appeared that the fire was caused by an unknown standalone heat source, possibly a malfunctioning cellphone or other lithium type battery or possibly a chemical reaction," a detective wrote. September 17, 2019 More than a year after fire ravaged a Kansas City Police Department evidence warehouse, destroying an unknown amount of material from sh...

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'A leap of faith': Officials enter burned Loudon County Courthouse to retrieve

The vault, in the Circuit Court Clerk's office on the first floor, housed evidence in civil and criminal cases, including handguns and long guns identified as murder weapons April 25, 2019 LOUDON — Gripping a flashlight, Loudon County Mayor Rollen "Buddy" Bradshaw ventured into the remnants of the courthouse, stepping on fallen pieces of ceiling to...

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Westport shooting may be among cases missing evidence after KC police warehouse fire


Cases where evidence may be compromised include a double sexual-assault trial, September 13, 2018 Criminal trials may go on hold and attorneys are worrying about lost evidence three weeks after a fire damaged one of the Kansas City Police Department's evidence storage rooms. Cases where evidence may be compromised include a double sexual-assault tr...

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Overnight fire damages KC evidence building; police assessing what it means for cases


It is unknown what caused the fire, what was damaged and how that might affect current and old cases August 23, 2018 A fire early Thursday morning damaged one of the Kansas City Police Department's property and evidence buildings. The fire was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. at the Kansas City Municipal Services building at 5300 Municipal Ave. Th...

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