Joe L. Russell II was sentenced Thursday (Nov. 16, 2017) to 15 months in prison for operating a private electronic cigarette company in the county jail for personal gain...
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Major Terry McBurney will have to wait for sentencing, after pleading guilty to several immigration related crimes.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has been sentenced to four-years in prison. The ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen came down Thursday.
A new judge handling the official corruption case of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold initially postponed the sentencing until September, but has since changed the date to May 4, 2017.
A new judge handling the official corruption case of former Sheriff Robert Arnold is postponing his sentencing until early September. Arnold is awaiting sentencing in a West Tennessee prison.
State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges. But he's holding up on a county request for a bill to let city and county legislative bodies suspend officials facing a felony indictment.
The former Sheriff of Rutherford County is now in a federal penitentiary and out of the jail he was being held in that was located in Grayson County, Kentucky.
The uncle of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold pleads guilty in federal court for his part in the JailCigs case.
Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
The 21-member Rutherford County Commission voted retired Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff
Another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employee has been fired. With the story, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan...
U.S. attorneys are opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants before their Feb. 7, 2017 trial on federal corruption charges.
The jailed Rutherford County Sheriff accused of profiting from the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates will face an April civil ouster trial if a jury acquits him during a February criminal trial.
An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has led to more questions than answers about the way Sheriff Robert Arnold ran the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Russell has been fired.
A Rutherford County Sheriff's major has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
The Tennessee Comptroller's Office has completed its review of numerous problems within the Rutherford County's Sheriff's Office. It shows that Sheriff Arnold allegedly broke several laws and policies.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will hold a hearing on a proposed suspension which is part of an ouster suit against the Sheriff on November 8, 2016.
Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.
A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.
It is not positive news for Sheriff Robert Arnold of Rutherford County. The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold.
UPDATE: The Sheriff of Rutherford will be jailed until the date of his trial on February 7, 2017 after a domestic violence incident was reported to have occurred on Labor Day.
With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?
In light of the on-going legal issues surrounding Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, the vice-chair of the County Commission's Public Safety Committee says it's an embarrassment.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in a Kentucky jail, being detained by the federal government after his bond was revoked. NewsChannel 5 is reporting the sheriff may be "strongly considering" resigning from office, if it would mean his release from jail before his federal trial next year.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon to answer questions about alleged domestic abuse.
Despite a federal court hearing concerning allegations of domestic abuse against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, there was no police report filed by responding deputies.
While Sheriff Arnold is not directly talking about the federal charges that he is facing, he did publicly state to News Radio WGNS this week...
Documents filed in federal court Thursday showed the sheriff is accused of domestic assault against his wife, Megan.
On Thursday of this week (9/15/16), Susan Niland with the TBI stated, "The investigation remains active and ongoing..."
Josh DeVine with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told NewsRadio WGNS on Thursday (9/8/16), "At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding the report of and the response to a domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold earlier this week."
Sheriff Robert Arnold maybe facing numerous federal charges in a federal courtroom this coming February (2017), but that has not slowed him down at all.
A recent filing notes there has been a "significant amount of discovery" to be reviewed for trial preparation, and so far it references more than 80 people as potential witnesses.
Despite being restricted to travel in Middle Tennessee as part of his bond requirements, indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold is logging a number of miles this summer. But he has approval to make long-distance trips, according to his legal counsel.
With local jails overcrowding on a nightly basis, our Rutherford County Judicial System will move forward with the establishment of a mental health court.
With a February 2017 trial date set for Sheriff Arnold, WGNS asked Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess if the complications cause friction for the Rutherford County Government...
A federal judge's decision to postpone Sheriff Robert Arnold's trial until February 2017 is throwing a kink into the Rutherford County Commission's decision regarding his request for 19 new deputy positions.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold commented on the recent killings of police officers...
Another public defender was appointed to represent Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Joe Russell.
On Tuesday night, the Rutherford County Commission decided to hold off on approving addition deputies at the sheriffs office, until the legal turmoil surrounding Sheriff Robert Arnold has been resolved.
Members of the Rutherford County Commission voted to ask Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign from his position.
Sheriff Robert Arnold will head to trial on August 2, 2016 in a Federal Court Building located in Nashville.
Not guilty. That's the plea entered Tuesday by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two others on a 14 count federal indictment.
By a 5-to-2 vote, the Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Government Committee voted to urge Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign.
Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are now asking for Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign. WGNS spoke to Commissioners Robert Stevens, Jeff Phillips and Pettus Read (with audio).
Many people are heading to social media to share their thoughts and comments about the federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. We at NewsRadio WGNS want to hear from you and put your comments on the radio.
After Sheriff Arnold left the federal court building in Nashville on Friday, someone allegedly sent an email using his county email address to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employees. That email stated, "Come on over.im having a party.tell your friends (written as in the email)."
A case from last year involving a man who said he was shot by a neighbor will be in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom in the near future.
The Rutherford County Budget and Finance Committee agreed to fund 7 new patrol officers and 12 new detention officers at the Sheriff's Office.
This year, Sheriff Arnold is asking for about 20 new deputies...
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told WGNS that a mental health court is badly needed in our community.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed with WGNS on Monday that they still have an "Active and Ongoing" investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.
Shots were fired outside the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
WGNS has more information on the shots fired call that was received at the home address of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold on Monday night.
Three Sheriff's Office employees were promoted and a fourth employee was transferred to lead another division.
"I don't need many presents," Ivo said as he shopped with School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro and Cathy Barrett of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy's Alumni Association.
Deputy Jason Fuqua with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office told NEWS RADIO WGNS that the jail has saved money by growing several thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables...
WGNS' Bart Walker spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about the ongoing investigation into Jail Cigs being sold in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center...
Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday
A former Rutherford County jailer is suing the county and Sheriff Robert Arnold claiming he violated her constitutional rights by firing her in 2014 - calling her a "cancer" - after she supported a different candidate for sheriff.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center's staff will resolve nine deficiencies listed during an annual inspection of the facility by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was on WGNS Wednesday and the subject of JailCigs was brought up by a caller...
More than $9,000 worth of illegal drugs such as LSD and cocaine were seized last week by Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies patrolling on Interstate 24 before the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
The Rutherford County Ethics Committee is set to meet for the second time this week to consider a complaint against Sheriff Robert Arnold.
The TBI and the FBI raided the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to TBI Public Information Officer Susan Niland outside of the Sheriff's Office.
A school wrestling program founded by former Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Major Bill Kennedy was back in the courts recently, but is now a closed case...
Next week will mark the third week of paid leave for the two. The original release from Detective Sargent Dan Goodwin suggested that due to the ongoing investigations, the sheriff's office will have no further comment on the matter in regards to their leave.
Sheriff Robert Arnold hired one of the nation's top white-collar criminal practice firms, Neal & Harwell of Nashville, to represent him in his case with the Rutherford County Ethics Committee and potential charges from TBI and state Comptroller's Office investigations.
NewsRadio WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about legal procedures guiding officials who are checking into allegations about the elected office of Sheriff...
A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was charged with attempted murder Tuesday afternoon by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, a supervisor said.
A new development in the controversy surrounding the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Robert Arnold and investigations into contracts and company affiliations.
"If we don't have the trust of the public then we can't do our job. Law enforcement has to be above reproach," said District Attorney Jennings Jones.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is answering questions about a business agreement with an electronic cigarette company. NewsChannel 5 reports critics claim the company is not only operated by his family, it's a source of income for him.
"The medal is awarded to a member who in the line of duty distinguished himself/herself by the performance of an act of gallantry or valor at imminent personal hazard to live with knowledge of the risk, above and beyond the call of duty," Maj. Grissom said.
Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are often released at midnight. Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, who oversees the local jail, told us why he decided midnight...
One of the many crashes investigated this past Friday afternoon (2/20/2015) included a tractor-trailer that jack-knifed and blocked part of Interstate 24 at the state Route 840 interchange westbound in Rutherford County.
A Rutherford County jail inmate who was confined and pepper-sprayed in the face in late 2013 is taking federal action against Rutherford County and the sheriff's office, a court official confirmed.
Averting a jury trial set for late October, former Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel reached a settlement in his lawsuit against Sheriff Robert Arnold...
The population at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, which is called 940 by some, is seeing a large increase in inmates... almost 120 NEW inmates per month.
Teens who need experience driving may take the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class to build their skills, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
A U.S. District Court judge has denied Rutherford County's request for summary judgment and set an October 28th jury trial in a lawsuit filed by former Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel, who claims he was fired by Sheriff Robert Arnold in June 2013 for political reasons.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says he didn't fire former Detective Jim Tramel, now a sheriff's candidate, for political reasons in June 2013.
Commander Sgt. Chris Kauffman said the Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team responded. Jackson’s father notified deputies his son threatened to shoot responding officers.
The Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team was called after Jeffery Allen Jackson, 39, of Windrow Road allegedly barricaded himself inside a house, the sheriff said.
Sheriff Robert Arnold has been appointed to a Tennessee Senate committee to study criminal justice reform in the state.
We were told that the gun in Chicago was recovered by staff at a hotel and later turned into the Chicago Police Department, but the deputy who gave us that information did not want us to use his name out of fear of retaliation
The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.
WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...
WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...
A straw poll was recently conducted during the Blackman Barbecue at the Lane Agri Park in Murfreesboro. The MTSU/Blackman Straw Poll results have now been released.
For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.
Authorities are having a real problem tracking down the people behind the scams because of the fake phone numbers they are using.
UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on Rocky Hill Road that reportedly began as a physical assault, Sheriff Robert F. Arnold says.
The charges against 43-year old Beck stem from a case that dates back to 2010. When he was arrested 4-years ago he was released from the Rutherford County jail after posting a $1-million bond...
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold elaborated on construction thefts. Evidently, several thefts occurred Tuesday night…
Toot’s customers enjoying “good food and fun” will be asked Tuesday to spread the enjoyment by donating to Special Olympians from Rutherford County competing in the state and national competitions.
Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune estimated the inmates’ work amounted to about $50,000 in labor costs.
Farmers in Rutherford County say they are up against the law when it comes to protecting their newborn calves from vultures because it is illegal to shoot the over-sized birds that attack their newborn animals.
One of those calls came from a man claiming to be Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour. Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...
From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014?
Sheriff’s Deputy Matt King charged suspect Danny Collier, 26, of Johnson Street in Smyrna with DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and felony theft of the vehicle.
Phil Griffin, who is running for Rutherford County Commission in the 7th District, told WGNS that he was endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. Griffin tells us why he was endorsed by the Sheriff...
The file “summary” from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office outlining the investigation into Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is running for Sheriff, was released this past Friday and WGNS has posted the file on our website, below.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was one of many law enforcement professionals who lined NW Broad Street near State Route 840 on Saturday night to help the Highway Patrol with a sobriety checkpoint.
UPDATE: Since we first brought you this report, we have spoken to Detective Mayercik a second time. Mayercik told WGNS that the inquiry revolves around allegations that he had a relationship ten years ago with the daughter of a woman involved in a case he previously worked.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced he will seek re-election during the May 6 Republican Party Primary.
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was recommended for certification by the Tennessee Corrections Institute after a Sept. 12 inspection of the facility.
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