Uniformed officers with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged a Nashville man accused of trespassing at TBI headquarters Oct. 21.

The incident happened at about 9 p.m. at TBI’s facility on R.S. Gass Boulevard when Klane Maples, 49, approached the TBI’s lowered gate and called a TBI uniformed officer through the posted telephone number to inquire about an abuse allegation, agents said.

When the officer informed Maples needed to return during normal business hours, Maples got out of his vehicle and scaled the facility’s perimeter fence. Officers saw Maples, intercepted him in the parking lot, informed him he was trespassing and asked him to leave, but Maples ignored their commands and became physically combative.

An officer subdued and handcuffed Maples, who bit the officer twice during the exchange. Both men received medical treatment for minor injuries sustained during the arrest. Authorities later searched Maples’ vehicle after his arrest and found drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Following his release from a hospital early Oct. 22, authorities charged Maples with one count of trespassing and one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Maples remained in the Davidson County Jail with more charges pending.

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