Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary



Former Rutherford County Sheriff now in a Federal Penitentiary  | Arnold, Robert Arnold, Rutherford, Rutherford County, Sheriff, Sheriff Arnold, WGNS

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.

Robert Arnold was being held away from the general jail population in the county operated facility.

According to the Murfreesboro Post, "U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp approved of the move into a pod with three other inmates as long as the jail gave the OK."

Arnold plead guilty in January to wire fraud, honest services fraud and extortion in a 14-count federal indictment. He will officially be sentenced on May 8, 2017.

Previously, Arnold asked to be released from jail until his May sentencing hearing. The courts turned down that request.

The move from a county operated jail to a federal penitentiary occurred on Monday, February 6, 2017.