TBI Busy In Mid-State

Dec 16, 2023 at 07:50 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has been active in Middle Tennessee.

Murfreesboro, TN - An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Medicaid Fraud Control Division has resulted in the arrest of a McMinnville woman, charged with theft and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.


As the result of a referral from Adult Protective Services, TBI agents, working with the Murfreesboro Police Department, began investigating an allegation of theft from a home care patient by a paid caregiver in Murfreesboro. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Tashius Pleasant, who was employed by a home healthcare company, used the victim’s funds to make personal purchases totaling more than $20,000 during a period from 2022 to 2023.

On November 9, 2023, the Rutherford County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Tashius Tarese Pleasant (DOB 02/11/1975) with one count of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly/ Vulnerable Adult and one count of Theft over $10,000. Pleasant was booked at the Rutherford County Jail, on a bond of $52,000.

NOTE: The TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $7,051,938.75 for federal Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $2,350,646.25 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, is funded by the State of Tennessee.

Centerville, TN - An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into a fatal shooting in Centerville has resulted in the arrest of a man in connection to a subsequent deadly shooting.

On Friday (12/15/2023), at the request of 32nd Judicial District Attorney General Hans Schwendimann, TBI special agents began investigating the death of Wallace D. Rediker (DOB: 3/19/53) who was found fatally shot outside of his home in the 3100 block of East Beaverdam Road.  The investigation revealed his neighbor, David N. Katahn (DOB: 3/25/53), was the person responsible for the shooting.  Katahn was subsequently found fatally shot in his driveway.  Evidence and statements revealed John E. Rediker (DOB: 1/14/88) as the person responsible.

Friday evening, TBI agents arrested J. Rediker on a charge of Criminal Homicide.  He was booked into the Hickman County Jail, where he is being held without bond pending his first court appearance.

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