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...
John Vanderveer was sentenced for his part in selling e-cigarettes to inmates, including here at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. The uncle of former Sheriff Robert Arnold was sentenced by a federal judge Monday.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
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.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess confirmed that if Sheriff Arnold is not found guilty of the 14 federal charges against him, he could remain in office.
In 2005, the Department of Justice released a report that suggested 64% of inmates in local jails suffer from mental health problems.
If you're interested in becoming interim Rutherford County Sheriff, you have until Friday to submit your application.
Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.
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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in a Kentucky jail, being detained by the federal government after his bond was revoked.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.
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...
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.
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.
"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.
One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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.
Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...
Legislation allowing Rutherford County's sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center appears to be dead. Sam Stockard reports in the Murfreesboro Post State Sen. Bill Ketron is not planning to advance a bill initiated by Rep. Rick Womick.
"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.
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.
Vandals spray painted curse words on another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle overnight Monday off DeJarnette Lane, deputies said.
Drivers who need a crash report from a wreck investigated by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office can get a copy of their crash report online, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Horses will once again be patrolling local shopping areas in Murfreesboro during the Christmas shopping season.
An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.
About 30 newly-elected Tennessee sheriffs and their jail administrators heard presentations about medical care, food service and operations of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center during a tour Tuesday.
Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies and troopers will check drivers who may be drinking and driving.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold won another four-years in office, defeating a Democrat and two independent challengers. Plus, information on the County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register of Deeds and County Trustee races.
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.
Two suspects were pursued after they fled from a traffic stop about 10 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
Sheriff Robert Arnold has been appointed to a Tennessee Senate committee to study criminal justice reform in the state.
The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.
An election forum that will allow you to hear the thoughts of the Rutherford County Mayoral candidates and the candidates for Sheriff will be held on July 11th in Murfreesboro.
For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.
More and more “Green Dot Card Scams” have been reported in Rutherford County.
29-Year old Anthony Henry Jackson was not exactly willing to surrender.
On Wednesday afternoon, WGNS’ Scott Walker called the phone number listed on the purchase of the domain names…
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold elaborated on construction thefts. Evidently, several thefts occurred Tuesday night…
We have more news on the deputy involved shooting that occurred in Rutherford County on West Jefferson Pike May 6th.
Some of the closest races in the GOP primary were in judicial races. Kevin Hodges edged Aaron Conklin for General Sessions Judge Part 1, by 203 votes.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and Sheriff Robert Arnold both defeated GOP challengers Tuesday in the county primary. Burgess defeated challenger Jimmy Evans by 2,302 votes while Arnold defeated challenger Bob Asbury by 2,849 votes.
Two sitting county commissioners lost in Tuesday's GOP primary. District 2 Commissioner Jack Black was defeated by Stephen Pearcy by 276 votes. In District 16, Phillip Dodd defeated incumbent Matthew Young by 109 votes.
Local bail bondsman Melissa Harrell defeated incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling for the Republican nomination. It was Harrell's first race for public office.
Jennings Jones defeated Chuck Ward in the Republican primary District Attorney General race. Jones received 62% of the vote to Ward's 37.7%, a difference of 3,090 votes.
Longtime Public Defender Gerald Melton held off a challenge from Andy Brunelle for the GOP nomination. Melton received 51.5% of the vote to Brunelle's 48.4%, a difference of 367 votes in the countywide election.
Incumbent Heather Dawbarn defeated two challengers for the GOP nomination for Register of Deeds. She received 45.2% of the vote to Steve Sandlin's 35%. Rusty Dallas came in third with 19.5% of the vote.
A 2010 Harley Davidson, customized Street Glide motorcycle and a BMW are two of the vehicles being auctioned off at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office...
“We’ve raised almost $4,000,” Brumfield said, adding the donations honored Leah, “our honorary childhood hero.”
One of those calls came from a man claiming to be Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Merchandise was seized from Crazy C’s Liquidation on West College Street after a search warrant was served at the store, said sheriff’s Detective Steve Brown.
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.
Law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office.
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.
A local detective who happens to be running against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is currently being investigated. The question we had for the Sheriff’s Office, what is Detective Ralph Mayercik being investigated for?
Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Community Services Unit said the Big Springs Community is probably the most active Neighborhood Watch group in Rutherford County.
UPDATE: ARutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed on Wednesday morning that 36-year old...
Bob Asbury has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Sheriff in the upcoming May, 2014 Primary Election. Asbury, 55, of Murfreesboro, is a retired Deputy Chief (third-in-command) of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and touts his 35-year record of law enforcement and executive experience.
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