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Former Sheriff's Major To Be Sentenced In July
Former Sheriff's Major To Be Sentenced In July

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Major Terry McBurney will have to wait for sentencing, after pleading guilty to several immigration related crimes.

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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison
UPDATE: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced to 4-Years in Prison

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.

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Former Sheriff Arnold Sentencing to be May 4, 2017
Former Sheriff Arnold Sentencing to be May 4, 2017

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.

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Sentencing for former Sheriff Arnold, John Vanderveer and Joe Russell to be in September
Sentencing for former Sheriff Arnold, John Vanderveer and Joe Russell to be in September

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.

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Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote
Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote

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.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary
Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary

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.

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Former Sheriff's Uncle Pleads Guilty
Former Sheriff's Uncle Pleads Guilty

The uncle of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold pleads guilty in federal court for his part in the JailCigs case.

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Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff
Robert Arnold Pleads Guilty...Resigns As Sheriff

Robert Arnold is now officially the former Rutherford County Sheriff after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He also resigned from the office of sheriff.

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Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea
Arnold to Enter Guilty Plea

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Mike Fitzhugh Voted Interim Sheriff by Co. Commission
Mike Fitzhugh Voted Interim Sheriff by Co. Commission

The 21-member Rutherford County Commission voted retired Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff

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Sheriff Robert Arnold's Cousin fired from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Robert Arnold's Cousin fired from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office

Another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employee has been fired. With the story, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan...

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U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold
U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

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.

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Civil Ouster Trial set for April for Rutherford County Sheriff
Civil Ouster Trial set for April for Rutherford County Sheriff

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.

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More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold
More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold

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.

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Russell Terminated from RCSO
Russell Terminated from RCSO

Rutherford County Sheriff's Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Russell has been fired.

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Sheriff's Major Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Sheriff's Major Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

A Rutherford County Sheriff's major has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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TN Comptroller's Office investigates Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
TN Comptroller's Office investigates Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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.

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Sheriff Suspended With No Pay
Sheriff Suspended With No Pay

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary

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.

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Programs at the local jail helping inmates
Programs at the local jail helping inmates

Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

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Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail
Motion Filed To Release Sheriff Arnold From Jail

A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.

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The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold
The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold

It is not positive news for Sheriff Robert Arnold of Rutherford County. The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold.

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Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date
Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date

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.

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Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?
Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?

With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?

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Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is
Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is "Embarrassment to my County"

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.

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Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation
Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation

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.

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Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday
Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon to answer questions about alleged domestic abuse.

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Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff
Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it

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...

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Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home
Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home

Documents filed in federal court Thursday showed the sheriff is accused of domestic assault against his wife, Megan.

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TBI Continues Investigation into
TBI Continues Investigation into "Domestic Complaint" at home of Sheriff Arnold

On Thursday of this week (9/15/16), Susan Niland with the TBI stated, "The investigation remains active and ongoing..."

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UPDATE: TBI is investigating domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold
UPDATE: TBI is investigating domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

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."

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Traveling Continues to Increase for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold
Traveling Continues to Increase for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

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.

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More than 80 potential witnesses in Chief Admin. Joe Russell, Sheriff Robert Arnold, John Vandeveer FBI Case
More than 80 potential witnesses in Chief Admin. Joe Russell, Sheriff Robert Arnold, John Vandeveer FBI Case

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.

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Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'
Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'

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.

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Mental Health Courts Nearing for Rutherford County
Mental Health Courts Nearing for Rutherford County

With local jails overcrowding on a nightly basis, our Rutherford County Judicial System will move forward with the establishment of a mental health court.

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WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold
WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold

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...

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Arnold may get additional deputy positions after all
Arnold may get additional deputy positions after all

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Comments on Recent Officer Targeted Killings
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Comments on Recent Officer Targeted Killings

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold commented on the recent killings of police officers...

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RCSO Chief Deputy Gets New Lawyer
RCSO Chief Deputy Gets New Lawyer

Another public defender was appointed to represent Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Joe Russell.

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County Waits On Approving More Deputies
County Waits On Approving More Deputies

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.

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Commission Unanimously Votes to Ask Sheriff to Resign
Commission Unanimously Votes to Ask Sheriff to Resign

Members of the Rutherford County Commission voted to ask Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign from his position.

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Sheriff Arnold and Others to Appear in Federal Court August 2, 2016
Sheriff Arnold and Others to Appear in Federal Court August 2, 2016

Sheriff Robert Arnold will head to trial on August 2, 2016 in a Federal Court Building located in Nashville.

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NOT GUILTY: Plea Entered by Sheriff & Two Others
NOT GUILTY: Plea Entered by Sheriff & Two Others

Not guilty. That's the plea entered Tuesday by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two others on a 14 count federal indictment.

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Committee Votes to Urge Rutherford County Sheriff to Resign
Committee Votes to Urge Rutherford County Sheriff to Resign

By a 5-to-2 vote, the Rutherford County Commission's Steering, Legislative and Government Committee voted to urge Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign.

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Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are asking Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign
Multiple Rutherford County Commissioners are asking 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).

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Send WGNS Your Thoughts on the Sheriff's Federal Indictment
Send WGNS Your Thoughts on the Sheriff's Federal Indictment

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.

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Sheriff Robert Arnold Facing 95 Years in Prison if Convicted
Sheriff Robert Arnold Facing 95 Years in Prison if Convicted

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)."

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Update on Attempted Homicide Case in Rutherford County
Update on Attempted Homicide Case in Rutherford County

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.

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19 New Officers at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office gets Green Light
19 New Officers at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office gets Green Light

The Rutherford County Budget and Finance Committee agreed to fund 7 new patrol officers and 12 new detention officers at the Sheriff's Office.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Needs New Deputies
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Needs New Deputies

This year, Sheriff Arnold is asking for about 20 new deputies...

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Rutherford County is in Need of Mental Health Court
Rutherford County is in Need of Mental Health Court

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told WGNS that a mental health court is badly needed in our community.

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Investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff is
Investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff is "Active and Ongoing," According to the TBI

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.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County

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.

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Gunfire Outside Sheriff Arnold's Home Monday Night
Gunfire Outside Sheriff Arnold's Home Monday Night

Shots were fired outside the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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UPDATE: Shots fired in front of or towards Rutherford County Sheriff Arnold's home
UPDATE: Shots fired in front of or towards Rutherford County Sheriff Arnold's home

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.

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RCSO Promotions
RCSO Promotions

Three Sheriff's Office employees were promoted and a fourth employee was transferred to lead another division.

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Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success
Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success

"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.

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Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden
Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden

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...

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WGNS Briefly talks to Mayor Burgess about Jail Cigs in the Rutherford County Jail
WGNS Briefly talks to Mayor Burgess about Jail Cigs in the Rutherford County Jail

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...

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office to Sponsor DUI Checkpoint

Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday

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Former Rutherford County Jailer Suing Sheriff Arnold
Former Rutherford County Jailer Suing Sheriff Arnold

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.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies

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.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April
Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was on WGNS Wednesday and the subject of JailCigs was brought up by a caller...

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Rutherford County Sheriff says blueberry and banana flavored marijuana seized from Bonnaroo goers
Rutherford County Sheriff says blueberry and banana flavored marijuana seized from Bonnaroo goers

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.

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Ethics Committee to Meet Thursday on Complaint Against Sheriff Arnold
Ethics Committee to Meet Thursday on Complaint Against Sheriff Arnold

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee is set to meet for the second time this week to consider a complaint against Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold Raided by federal agents
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold Raided by federal agents

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.

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The court case involving Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and the Rutherford County Wrestling Club is now closed
The court case involving Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and the Rutherford County Wrestling Club is now closed

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...

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Two Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Officials remain on Paid Leave
Two Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Officials remain on Paid Leave

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.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold hires top attorney / firm
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold hires top attorney / firm

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.

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Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?
Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?

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...

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UPDATE: Tuesday morning shooting lands one behind bars in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Tuesday morning shooting lands one behind bars in Rutherford County

A suspect accused of shooting his neighbor was charged with attempted murder Tuesday afternoon by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective, a supervisor said.

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Sheriff's Chief Deputy & Detective on Leave with Pay
Sheriff's Chief Deputy & Detective on Leave with Pay

A new development in the controversy surrounding the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Robert Arnold and investigations into contracts and company affiliations.

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Continued Coverage: Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold accused of wrongdoings by some
Continued Coverage: Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold accused of wrongdoings by some

"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.

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Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties
Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties

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.

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Deputies awarded in recent swift water rescue incident
Deputies awarded in recent swift water rescue incident

"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.

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Inmates at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight
Inmates at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight

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...

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Tractor Trailer Truck caused 15 car pile up in Rutherford County

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.

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LAWSUIT Against Sheriff's Office after Pepper Spray Incident
LAWSUIT Against Sheriff's Office after Pepper Spray Incident

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.

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

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...

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The local Jail has seen a huge inmate population INCREASE this year
The local Jail has seen a huge inmate population INCREASE this year

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.

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Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens
Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens

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.

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Tramel-Arnold Jury Trial Set For Oct. 28
Tramel-Arnold Jury Trial Set For Oct. 28

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.

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Deposition outlining Detective Jim Tramel leaving the Sheriff's Office and what Sheriff Arnold stated released

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.

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UPDATE: More charges for suspect who barricaded himself in house
UPDATE: More charges for suspect who barricaded himself in house

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.

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Sheriff's Office arrest man accused of shooting at sister, barricading himself in home
Sheriff's Office arrest man accused of shooting at sister, barricading himself in home

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.

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Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform
Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform

Sheriff Robert Arnold has been appointed to a Tennessee Senate committee to study criminal justice reform in the state.

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Confirmed: Sheriff's Detective lost not one, but two service weapons
Confirmed: Sheriff's Detective lost not one, but two service weapons

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

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned "Certification"

The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Sheriff Candidates passed drug test
Sheriff Candidates passed drug test

WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...

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Candidates for Rutherford County Sheriff are asked if they would take a drug test on WGNS
Candidates for Rutherford County Sheriff are asked if they would take a drug test on WGNS

WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...

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Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released
Results of the Straw Poll conducted at the Blackman Barbecue this past week have been released

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. 

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Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?
Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?

For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.

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Authorities having real problems in finding out who the real caller is when SPOOF numbers are used
Authorities having real problems in finding out who the real caller is when SPOOF numbers are used

Authorities are having a real problem tracking down the people behind the scams because of the fake phone numbers they are using.

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UPDATE: One person shot in the shoulder in Rutherford County - Names released

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.

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Man Wanted on 6 counts of Rape of a Child and 14 counts of Rape Charges in Rutherford County Finally CAUGHT
Man Wanted on 6 counts of Rape of a Child and 14 counts of Rape Charges in Rutherford County Finally CAUGHT

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...

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Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County
Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold elaborated on construction thefts. Evidently, several thefts occurred Tuesday night…

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TUESDAY: Special Olympics Fundraiser at Toot's on Broad St.
TUESDAY: Special Olympics Fundraiser at Toot's on Broad St.

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.

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Rutherford County Inmates provide $50,000 in labor to Eagleville
Rutherford County Inmates provide $50,000 in labor to Eagleville

Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune estimated the inmates’ work amounted to about $50,000 in labor costs. 

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Vultures attacking farm animals in Rutherford County a problem, Sheriff Robert Arnold says his hands are tied by the law
Vultures attacking farm animals in Rutherford County a problem, Sheriff Robert Arnold says his hands are tied by the law

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. 

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Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?
Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?

One of those calls came from a man claiming to be Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. 

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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

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...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

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.

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

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.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office

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? 

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Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released
Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released

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.

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County Commission Candidate Phil Griffin tells WGNS he has been Endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

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...

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UPDATE: Investigative Summary from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik Released and Posted Below

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.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday Night Went Well, According to Sheriff Robert Arnold
Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday Night Went Well, According to Sheriff Robert Arnold

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.

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UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department
UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department

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. 

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Sheriff Robert Arnold Officially Announces Re-Election Bid
Sheriff Robert Arnold Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced he will seek re-election during the May 6 Republican Party Primary. 

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Troubled School Students to get a
Troubled School Students to get a "Reality Check," According to Sheriff Robert Arnold
Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free “Reality Check” beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Meth is Still a Big Problem in Rutherford County (Pictures, Video and Audio)
Meth is Still a Big Problem in Rutherford County (Pictures, Video and Audio)
Meth labs are still a problem in Rutherford County. Sheriff Robert Arnold describes what happens to meth users…
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SRO Helps Out Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
SRO Helps Out Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
Sharp said Riverdale High School students also collected more than 15,000 food items during Greenhouse Ministries’ Fall Food Drive.
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Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
UPDATE: Sheriff Robert Arnold was mentioned on the phone by a man who is accused of randomly calling Murfreesboro Police Dispatch. Now, the man accused has been arrested.
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Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
A lot of action at the Rutherford County Election Commission in recent days. Local residents are signing petitions to qualify for their run at locally elected seats. 
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Honda Civic Slams Into the Back of Rutherford County School Bus - No Injuries
Honda Civic Slams Into the Back of Rutherford County School Bus - No Injuries
THP Report: The driver of vehicle 1 (Honda Accord) failed to observe that vehicle 2 (school bus) had stopped. It was then that vehicle 1 crashed into the rear end of vehicle 2.
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School Students at One Local School Learn by Giving to Help Sheriff Deputy K-9
School Students at One Local School Learn by Giving to Help Sheriff Deputy K-9
Students learned Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9 Ely almost died due to heat exhaustion and read a story where Sheriff Arnold said the K-9s needed cooling vests.
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Former Sheriff's Dept. Major Announces Run for Sheriff's Position in Rutherford County
Former Sheriff's Dept. Major Announces Run for Sheriff's Position in Rutherford County
Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Education degree from MTSU and says that he knows about youth and their modern-day problems since he made history when helping establish Tennessee’s first Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Division.
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Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute
Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute

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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FREE 9/11 Event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is on Wednesday
FREE 9/11 Event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is on Wednesday
Two children of fallen soldiers will celebrate birthdays during the annual 9-11 Remembrance event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro .
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UPDATE: Rutherford Wrestling Club Lawsuit Against Sheriff Dismissed
UPDATE: Rutherford Wrestling Club Lawsuit Against Sheriff Dismissed
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has released a statement after learning that Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Rutherford Wrestling Club.
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Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Fitzhugh noted in his announcement, “A new leader is needed for Sheriff. A Sheriff who will introduce measures to stop the wasteful spending of our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars. A Sheriff who will restore leadership, and work within approved budgetary levels.”
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Rutherford County Sheriff Dept. K-9 Undergoing Additional Treatment After Seeking Shooting Suspect
Rutherford County Sheriff Dept. K-9 Undergoing Additional Treatment After Seeking Shooting Suspect
K-9 Ely was undergoing additional treatment at a veterinarian’s office Monday, after collapsing in 90-plus degree heat while tracking a shooting suspect Sunday, said Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9 Sgt. Lee Young.
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Sept. 11 Event at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Memorializing the victims and military who lost their lives because of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks will be the theme of the annual 9-11 Remembrance event Sept. 11 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Annual 9/11 Event at Sheriff's Office Nearing
Plans for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office are wrapping up as we near the date. 
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Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Five Suspects on Rutherford County Sheriff's Most Wanted List Arrested
Five Suspects on Rutherford County Sheriff's Most Wanted List Arrested
Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list, including a convicted sex offender, were apprehended last week by the Criminal Warrants Division and Murfreesboro Police.
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Rutherford County Inmates Graduate from Two Month Long Electrical Class
"Anything we can do to benefit inmates will get people on the right track,” Lt. Deal said.
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Sheriff Robert Arnold Suggests an Idea to Reduce a Possible Home Break-In
What can residents do to lessen the chances of your home getting broken into?
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Tennessee Technology Center teaching classes at local jail for inmates
Teacher David Lewis guides Crawford through a hands-on experience so he will learn the skills to support himself and his family once he’s released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center .
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
No one lost their life to murder in 2012 within Rutherford County (outside the cities) as overall crime dropped 1 percent for the year, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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NAACP in Murfreesboro awards two from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Saturday
NAACP Jerry Anderson award goes to local School Resource Officer and Sheriff Deputy.
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UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
If the Public Safety Committee gives the green light, the new officers will probably not be hired until June of 2013. The measure will also have to be approved by the budget and finance committee and then the full commission.
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