A North Hamblen County man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Greeneville for receiving and possessing child pornography, authorities say.

Robert Scott Brooks, who requires assistance from a caregiver, had not been taken into custody by press time, according to Detective Josh Sipe with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department, the lead investigator in the case and the only law enforcement official to testify before the grand jury on Tuesday.

Brooks allegedly received and possessed the child porn on March 2, according to the bare-bones indictment.

Sipe says he began investigating the case after Brooks’ caregiver allegedly saw child-porn images on an electronic device owned by Brooks and he reported the incident to law enforcement. The detective says Homeland Security Investigations participated in the criminal inquiry.

Brooks’ electronic device was seized and underwent a forensic examination, according to Sipe.

Sipe declined to talk about why Brooks requires a caregiver or how many child-porn images were recovered from Brooks’ electronic device. Typically, federal prosecutors will not take over a child-porn case unless there is a substantial number of images or videos.

Also Tuesday, the grand jury indicted Cocke County resident Travis Brent Owenby for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Owenby is currently incarcerated in the Cocke County Jail. His sentence for an unspecified felony isn’t flat until November 2022, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Owenby, 46, allegedly had a .308-caliber rifle, a .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber rifle in late November 2018 when police were dispatched to a residence on North Susong Street to investigate a disturbance involving the defendant and his brother. He was taken into custody for assault at that time, according to authorities.