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Former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Deputy of Administration Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Chief Deputy of Administration Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison

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...

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John Vanderveer Sentenced in JailCigs Case
John Vanderveer Sentenced in JailCigs Case

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.

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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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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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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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UPDATE: Rutherford County Commission to pick an Interim Sheriff on January 12, 2017
UPDATE: Rutherford County Commission to pick an Interim Sheriff on January 12, 2017

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.

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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 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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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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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 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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30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff
30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County
Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County

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. 

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UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross,  is Deputy of the Year
UPDATE: Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy who was in YouTube Video, A.J. Ross, is Deputy of the Year
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Friday. Ross is the deputy that gained national recognition in a YouTube video during a sobriety checkpoint earlier this year. 
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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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