Indictments say little about Buchanan's alleged offenses

Clint Buchanan was in charge of emergency response in Shelby County through Y2K, 9/11, Tyson fights, Tornadoes, and windstorms.

But it's what he did when he left that job to work for the state that may get the most attention.

TBI Lead Investigator John Mehr said Thursday his agency has been investigating Buchanan since September.  That's when a complaint out of Millington - that Buchanan had behaved inappropriately to a female trainee - was brought to state agents.

The indictments say little- only that on two separate occasions in September and October of last year, Clint Buchanan used his state office to obtain personal benefit or to hurt another.

He turned himself in Wednesday night.

"When Mr. Buchanan was advised of the charges, the indictment, he immediately voluntarily turned himself in and when presented with an opportunity he will answer to the charges that have been presented against him," said Buchanan's attorney, Robert Spence.

No state agencies will discuss the details of the case against him.  The indictments only name the Millington woman who brought the original complaint.

Action News 5 hoped to speak with Buchanan, but he wasn't home Thursday, and didn't return our calls.

"Obviously it's a stressful time for Clint and his family," Spence said. "But all in all, he's a strong man and he's doing as well as can be expected."

Buchanan has not yet been issued a court date.