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RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday
RCSO 9/11 Tribute at Noon Monday

Monday is Patriot's Day and the public is encouraged to be at the Sheriffs Office at noon for a tribute to those who died in this terrorist attack on America.

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RCSO Mounted Patrol:
RCSO Mounted Patrol: "Great for Crowd Control"

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is expanding the use of its mounted patrol for crowd control at football games, shopping centers and even communities.

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RCSO Needs Your Help
RCSO Needs Your Help

Do you know these men? If you recognize them, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office would appreciate hearing from you.

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Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County
Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.

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RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship
RCSO Major Charged: Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship

More on Thursday's federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff's MajorTerry McBurney of Murfreesboro. This Northern Ireland male was charged with illegally obtaining citizenship.

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Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice
Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice

An emotional plea for answers in the murder of Gregg Hawkins. It's been almost a year since he was fatally shot at the Mona Boat Ramp just outside Smyrna.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday At RCSO

A gentle breeze and temps around 78, residents and officials were a part of an on-going 9/11 healing as the fifteenth annual Patriot's Day Remembrance Ceremony took place in front of the steel beam that was once a part of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

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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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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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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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UPDATE: Investigation into the 2015 murder of Gregg Hawkins continues
UPDATE: Investigation into the 2015 murder of Gregg Hawkins continues

Gregg's brother Darren said that October 16th changed the life of his family and more specifically, their parents (16 sec)...

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies

Sign up now for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy and the Smyrna Police Academy.

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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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Three charged with credit card fraud
Three charged with credit card fraud

Three suspects were charged with credit card fraud after they allegedly possessed fake gift cards and credit cards during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.

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UPDATE: New Roof DELAYED at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE: New Roof DELAYED at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Construction of a new roof at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will be delayed by at least a week. Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni tells NewsRadio WGNS work will not begin this week because the crane is broken.

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Multiple residents who have warrants turn themselves in daily at the Sheriff's Office
Multiple residents who have warrants turn themselves in daily at the Sheriff's Office

Did you know that people who have warrants for their arrest turn themselves in at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office daily?

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Do you recognize these men who robbed the Blackman Store?
Do you recognize these men who robbed the Blackman Store?

Identity of two men who robbed Blackman Store clerks at gunpoint last week is being sought by Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Steve Brown.

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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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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office says you can experience a low speed car crash
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office says you can experience a low speed car crash

Residents can experience the force generated during a crash traveling only 5 to 7 mph with a Seat Belt Convincer on display during the next week at five Wal-Mart stores in Rutherford County, said Sheriff's Capt. Steve Spence.

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"Operation No Hairdo for You" for the American Cancer Society

Impacts of cancer prompted a Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy to initiate "Operation No Hairdo for You" for the American Cancer Society.

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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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Scam Calls "May" Be From South Georgia Prison

Callers posing as a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office lieutenant may actually be inmates from a South Georgia prison, a sheriff's supervisor said Friday.

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SRO Matt Powell Honored by Ford of Murfreesboro
SRO Matt Powell Honored by Ford of Murfreesboro

Saving the life of a 7-year-old choking girl earned Officer of the Month honors for April for School Resource Officer Matt Powell. For his efforts, SRO Powell received an engraved watch from owner David Lee of Ford of Murfreesboro.

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Federal warrant leads to a hot pursuit on foot for Murfreesboro Police at Rutherford County Deputies
Federal warrant leads to a hot pursuit on foot for Murfreesboro Police at Rutherford County Deputies

29-Year old Anthony Henry Jackson was not exactly willing to surrender.

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Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.

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UPDATE: Commissioner Retires from Highway Department After Sign Theft Allegation

A day after being charged with misdemeanor theft, County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan retires from the county highway department. Road Superintendent Greg Brooks says Jernigan retired Thursday morning from his county position. 

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69-Year Old Joe Frank Jernigan Charged With Misdemeanor Theft

A report from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office indicates that 69-year old Joe Frank Jernigan of Readyvile was charged with misdemeanor theft Wednesday by Matt Harvey.

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Victims of Crime Speak Out

The 30th anniversary of National Crime Victims Right's Week was commemorated with a tree planting Monday afternoon at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office. 

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Rocks Crash Through Windows On Two Big Rigs

Two tractor-trailer drivers escaped serious injury when rocks crashed through the windshields of their trucks about 1 a.m. February 18 on Interstate 24 near the Ridley Earp overpass.

 

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UPDATE: Former Colonel for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Arrested in Robertson County, TN
UPDATE: Former Colonel for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Arrested in Robertson County, TN

Farmer is charged with two counts of especially aggravated exploitation of a minor, two counts of conspiracy to commit especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of solicitation of a minor...

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Detective Ralph Mayercik Resigns From RCSO
Detective Ralph Mayercik Resigns From RCSO

Detective Ralph Mayercik has resigned from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Christiana, TN Target Shooting...Then Woops!

Four people escaped injury when several men target practicing allegedly fired rounds toward them Wednesday near Christiana, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy said.

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Sheriff Arnold and Capt. Grisson complete Chief Executive Leadership course.
Sheriff Robert Arnold and Capt. Egon Grissom completed a 40-hour Chief Executive Leadership Course offered by the Southern Police Institute from the University of Louisville.
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UPDATE: Sheriff Arnold Recovers $260,000+ in stolen goods!
Here's an update on the expanding robbery ring that has recovered $260,000 in goods, and now expanded to several counties and into Illinois.
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Judge Rogers Studying Court' Evidence In Wrestling Club Case Before Making Ruling
Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers heard the final witness Thursday in the lawsuit accusing Sheriff Robert Arnold of illegally raiding and confiscating property that belonged to the former Rutherford County Wrestling Club. The judge will make a ruling later.
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UPDATE: Sheriff Being Sued by Former Detective

Sheriff Robert Arnold is being sued in federal court. Former Detective Jim 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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UPDATE: Controversy regarding firing Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel

In a closed-door meeting on Thursday (6/14/2013), Rutherford County's eight constitutional officers were told that you can not fire an employee who plans to run for your political office. A sheriff's detective claims that he got the ax for that a week earlier, but officials say that was not the reason for termination.

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Jail pods at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are being renovated
Jail pods at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are being renovated
Lt. Deal told us that multiple pre-trial inmates have defaced the walls of the jail cells over the past 15-years. 
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Sheriff: Says he was Victim of Attempted Extortion
Sheriff: Says he was Victim of Attempted Extortion
An ex-employee of the Sheriff's Department is facing charges for attempting to extort 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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UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
See pictures in this story: A Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a wreck in front of MTSU dorms on Middle TN Blvd. Saturday afternoon.
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