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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 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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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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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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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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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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TBI Tells WGNS on Thursday that investigation into Sheriff Arnold is Active and Ongoing
TBI Tells WGNS on Thursday that investigation into Sheriff Arnold is Active and Ongoing

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to look into accusations of wrong doing by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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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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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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