Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County offers a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who vandalized the Johnny Rebel Confederate monument Tuesday on the downtown square.
The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.
Neighbors tell WGNS the incident occurred in the area of Mona Road and Tiger Woods Way. Names are being withheld at this time as this is an open and active investigation.
Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.
On Wednesday three different requests from the sheriff's office and DA to throw out "Operation Candy Crush" lawsuits were all denied by U.S. Middle Tennessee District Court Judge Aleta Trauger.
When Sheriff's Deputy Brittany Manning came to work this past Saturday, delivering a premature baby was "the last thing I thought I would be doing."
Have you seen this stolen dump truck? If you have, call the Rutherford County Sheriff at 615-904-3032.
A supervisor with the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office said that extra enforcement will hopefully reduce the traffic crashes along Lascassas Highway (state route 96 East).
Rockvale Elementary School students just don't understand why someone would steal their archery targets.
And then there were three. Rutherford County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni reports that only three roads remain closed due to the high water conditions from the previous weekend.
Crimes of passion are the most dangerous and unpredictable. This was tragically proven again on Saturday when Murfreesboro police received a call from a victim who was being assaulted in a moving car, and her attacker would not stop the vehicle.
It's amazing what a few days without rain will do. Rutherford County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Lisa Marchisoni gives an update on the high water road closures as of Monday.
A Murfreesboro motorist ignored the "high water" warning signs on Sulphur Springs Road around 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Rutherford County Fire and Rescue teams rushed to the scene and saved the day.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office has updated the roads that are closed as a result of "high water". This information is updated regularly.
A stranger accused of abducting and fatally shooting a Rutherford County a 26-year old Murfreesboro woman February 27, 2018 was indicted on murder charges.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Bernard Salandy has accepted a job in the private sector. Effective this coming Monday Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh has appointed Capt. Chris Fly to become Deputy Chief of the Adult Detention Center.
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh spread Christmas joy to kids on Saturday with a fun shopping spree at Target on the Old Fort Parkway.
Now, the mother of Baxter suggests that her son had help from the inside. WGNS' Scott Walker has more...
CAPTURED: Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says two men who escaped the adult detention center this week are now in custody. More details will soon be released about their capture.
What were you doing September 11, 2001? Events that shape our lives are remembered for a lifetime. Special activities honoring lives lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania will take place throughout next Tuesday (9/11/2018).
A Rutherford County Detention Center deputy was terminated Friday after being indicted by the grand jury, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.
It's the Labor Day weekend and law enforcement officers are looking for persons who are not wearing safety belts or driving impaired. On the water, the authorities are strictly enforcing all boating regulations.
Murfreesboro Police responded to a "shots fired" call at 1325 Wenlon Drive. Once on the scene, residents told police about an "order of protection" that had been served earlier on a boyfriend at that address.
Shortly before 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rutherford County Sheriff's SWAT officers were able to persuade a 29-year old man to leave his girlfriend's home on Turner Avenue. This was after a 4-hour standoff.
A Sunday evening family cookout ended in tragedy when a 23-year old Smyrna woman drowned at the Jefferson Springs Recreation area on the Stones River.
If you were traveling across the Walter Hill Bridge between 2:30 and 3:30 Thursday afternoon, you may wonder what the large police presence was. The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office was conducting a "seat belt check", and if the deputies say you were wearing restraints--you were waved through.
A 20-year veteran Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective is under investigation.
A multi-vehicle crash involving a tandem-trailer rig brought I-24 eastbound traffic to a stop around 3:00 o'clock Tuesday (7/10/2018) afternoon. This was at mile marker 66, near the Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office needs your help. As the midnight hour turned Friday night into Saturday (6/30/2018), surveillance cameras captured a subject who robbed the clerk at the Blackman Market
11-year old Andrea Campbell wanted to know about law enforcement and safety during the annual School Resource Officer's Junior Deputy Camp.
Memorial Day ended tragically in Walter Hill. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told NewsRadio WGNS that four adults were found fatally shot around 3:30 Monday afternoon in a home at 1132 Rivercrest Drive.
A 30-year old escapee from the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center was back in custody Friday after 27 days of freedom.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Beach received the Saving the Life Savers Award from Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh for saving a 6-year-old girl.
On Monday, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office along with state and federal investigators seized almost $1.3 million worth of clandestine, lab-produced illegal pills and a powder to make Xanax.
Units from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office and the Special Operations Unit from Emergency Management left Thursday afternoon to assist in the search for the missing 5-year old boy in Dickson County.
A two-vehicle crash took three lives on state highway 96 in Milton around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.
A weapon was found at Blackman Middle School on Thursday morning. The 8th grader was arrested and expelled in accordance with the Zero Tolerance policy.
Here's an update on a person who was reported missing, and sadly her remains were found a week later. Sheriff's detectives are actively investigating the death of a Rutherford County woman whose family reported her missing February 27th.
Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.
Twenty-three local businesses have been padlocked by the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office after an investigation for allegedly selling candy containing a form of marijuana.
Two armed suspects are sought after they were accused of robbing clerks about 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Almaville Market near Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant said.
Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Lascassas Drug Store of three types of medications about 5:15 Friday night.
An older white man with a gray beard and gray/brown hair attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl Monday morning at Shirley Road and Criddle Street. Call Sheriff's Detective Tony Grissom at 615-904-3055 if you saw anything.
Sheriff's detectives recovered several stolen trucks and a 25-foot trailer after a suspect was apprehended in a stolen truck following a pursuit Thursday in Rutherford and Wilson counties.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that crews are helping in the Couchville Pike - Corinth Road area after early Saturday evening storms ravaged this community.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office THANKS THE PUBLIC for helping locate a missing 90-year old man. He has been reunited with his family.
Two suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Thursday, both accused of holding up the Lascassas Market earlier in the day on Lascassas Highway...
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect who attempted to pass counterfeit money.
Since her disappearance, she has been located. The Sheriff's Office sent out the following statement:
Members of our community gathered around the 9/11 Memorial at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at noon on Monday to honor emergency responders, military and civilians who made the supreme sacrifice.
Rutherford County Fire Chief Larry Farley told WGNS, "Firefighters responded to the area of Jakes Avenue and Flat Rock Road. We had conflicting reports from an explosion to a house blew up and was fully engulfed in flames. After searching and questioning several people nothing was found..."
Veterans and community residents will remember the emergency responders and citizens who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists' attacks at noon, Monday, Sept. 11 at the Sheriff's Office.
School Resource Officer Jimmy Sanford was arrested on charges of assault, perjury, filing a false report on Monday at Smyrna West Alternative School. He was terminated. UPDATED with Mugshot
A convicted felon who fired a handgun at two Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies is now serving a 20-year prison sentence. 25-year old Mason Deforrest of Richland Road was charged with attempted murder of Lt. Kenneth Barrett and Cpl. Nick Coble last October.
We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.
Twenty-three people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year in Rutherford County, two less than the same time last year, said Tony Burnett of the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
Surveillance video at the Rutherford County Courthouse shows a man breaking into the historic building early Sunday morning. The suspect is believed to be driving a newer model Volvo with a sunroof.
The two men that sparked a nationwide manhunt after allegedly murdering two Georgia corrections officers were in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
It was a call to 911 in Bedford County that eventually led to the capture of two Georgia inmates, on the run after the alleged murder of prison guard earlier in the week.
Thirty-three Buchanan Elementary School students captured 8th place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program national competition.
Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has been sentenced to four-years in prison. The ruling from Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen came down Thursday.
A boyfriend accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend this past March will see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury.
On Thursday (4/6/2017) volunteers combed the woods from Barfield Crescent Park to areas around Tiger Hill searching for Devin Bond. Nothing was found.
Around 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office rushed to One Mile Lane near Smyrna on a call about a deceased man.
This man is a suspect in a case dealing with taking information from credit cards. Phone RCSO Detective Jason Dowdle at 615-904-3044.
Telephone scammers are at it again. Rutherford County Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni told NewsRadio WGNS they're asking for money to avoid being arrested.
Another administrator promoted by Robert Arnold has been fired. On Thursday (1/12/2017) Major Derrell Cagle was relieved of his duties of overseeing the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
Toot's diners can provide Christmas for less fortunate children by donating to the Shop with the Sheriff's Office during a fund-raiser this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) at Toot's on Broad Street and Toot's South.
Rutherford County Sheriff Sergeant Todd Hammond submitted his letter of resignation, effective December 4, 2016. He was one of two officers summoned to an alleged domestic call at Sheriff Arnold's home on Labor Day evening.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office issued a SILVER ALERT for a man named Danny Pratt, a possible Alzheimer's patient. However, he has since been located.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.
Bloodhound Georgia used her sense of smell to safely locate a missing 83-year-old Cannon County man clinging to two small trees in a dense hilly area Friday off Doolittle Road.
A front rumbled through Murfreesboro around lunchtime Thursday (5/12/2016). It downed trees and brought hail to the area around Manchester Highway and Buchanan Elementary School.
When Tracey Lowe forgot to turn off the water while doing a repair, an unexpected burst of hot water showered her.
A nurse suffered smoke inhalation during a medical office fire Saturday afternoon at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. Sheriff Robert Arnold said Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services paramedics took the nurse to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment.
Investigators from The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, and the Murfreesboro Police Department have obtained indictments for 22 individuals accused of being involved in a large-scale drug operation.
Residents staying at home lessened the amount of weather-related traffic crashes and motorists assists from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, a sheriff's supervisor said.
Here's more on the frigid Saturday night swift water rescue of a family by the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol Unit starts its 16th holiday season Friday with a long day in the saddle, according to Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Rebel, one of the original horses in the Sheriff's Office's Mounted Patrol unit, died Saturday. The horse was donated to the Sheriff's Office in 1998-99.
Teens who need experience driving may take the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class to build their skills, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Sheriff Robert Arnold reports that three persons on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted List have been apprehended in the past seven days.
The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office is warning local residents of a scam that was attempted Tuesday night.
Recovering more than $200,000 worth of stolen property earned Officer of the Month honors in October for a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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