Retired Sheriff Truman Jones started the SRO Program in Rutherford County in the early 1990's with five officers in five schools. Today, SROs are working in all 47 county schools helping to assure students safety and education.
Incumbent Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh won his first election, defeating Republican challenger Jim Tramel.
Deputies will join other agencies in enforcing the texting law during an event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5 throughout Rutherford County.
Retiring K-9 Balu located more than $1 million of cocaine during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics supervisor said.
Former Sheriff Truman Jones started the SRO Program in Rutherford County in 1993 with five officers in five schools.
A new judge handling the official corruption case of former Sheriff Robert Arnold is postponing his sentencing until early September. Arnold is awaiting sentencing in a West Tennessee prison.
School Resource Officers have had a huge impact on students in the Rutherford County School system over the years.
Terry McBurney, 47, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and former Major with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, pleaded guilty Friday (2/3/17) in U.S. District Court to charges of unlawful...
The uncle of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold pleads guilty in federal court for his part in the JailCigs case.
Mike Fitzhugh is officially the new Rutherford County Sheriff. After being voted in by the Rutherford County Commission last Thursday and sworn in after the meeting, he received his bond at 12:01am Monday morning.
The 21-member Rutherford County Commission voted retired Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff
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.
An indicted Rutherford County Sheriff's major was suspended without pay and decommissioned from his law enforcement duties effective Wednesday.
As the Rutherford County Commission looks for a new interim Sheriff, Deputy Chief Keith Lowery is busy working to heal the communities trust.
If you're interested in becoming interim Rutherford County Sheriff, you have until Friday to submit your application.
Trick or treaters wearing elaborate and homemade costumes will collect candy during the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event Monday, Oct. 31 at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
A motion has been filed by Sheriff Robert Arnold's attorney to release him from the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky.
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.
Last year, the proposed budget for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office outlined the need for 10 new deputies.
"As the door was opened, deputies were greeted with a burst of an over-the-counter chemical defense spray weapon, striking and affecting one of the deputies," Sgt. Nunley reported.
Emergency response through Rutherford County will be improved after the County Commission voted 19-1 Thursday to implement a Computer Aided Dispatch software at the Sheriff's Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Rather than call Murfreesboro Police to file a complaint about his unruly son, Rutherford County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Garrett requested sheriff's personnel come to his home inside the city limits to handle the situation, records show.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed with WGNS on Monday that they still have an "Active and Ongoing" investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Three suspects were charged with making methamphetamine while Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies were searching for burglary suspect earlier this month, a deputy said.
Senior citizen Cless Vinson, 86, crashed twice through the crumbling floor of his mobile home on Bradyville Pike.
Local motorists will be checked for drinking and driving during a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday
Citizens are invited to remember the victims of the 9-11 terrorists' attacks during a solemn ceremony at the 9-11 Memorial...
Rutherford County Schools Spokesperson James Evans told WGNS, "LaDuc resigned his position during the summer."
Construction of a new roof at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center will be delayed by at least a week. Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni tells NewsRadio WGNS work will not begin this week because the crane is broken.
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reassigned an 18-year veteran agent from Rutherford County for violating agency policies in connection with Sharp Training and Consulting, a company tied up in a state and federal probe.
NewsRadio WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about legal procedures guiding officials who are checking into allegations about the elected office of Sheriff...
Lanes will be closed on Interstate 24 while ICA Construction crews repair pot holes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
"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.
Vandals spray painted curse words on another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle overnight Monday off DeJarnette Lane, deputies said.
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.
The population at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, which is called 940 by some, is seeing a large increase in inmates... almost 120 NEW inmates per month.
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.
Rolling Thunder and the Sheriff's Office Explorers will conduct a flag ceremony.
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 vehicles come from the Department of Defense. Law Enforcement agencies across the United States can get them for free, but have to pay the shipping for them.
According to the victim, the said that the victim needed to make arraignments to payments for an accident she had been involved in several months ago.
For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.
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…
Chris Deal is an independent candidate for county commissioner of District 13 in Rutherford County.
A Boxer dog “suffered greatly” when killed allegedly at the hands of a 16-year-old family member Tuesday in Christiana, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy said.
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.
Rutherford County ranks number 4 in the state for teen fatality accidents. Because of that reason, the local Sheriff’s Office received a grant to purchase two driving simulator’s. SRO Dustin Cox commented…
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?
The officer who made the initial contact with Henderson wrote in his report, “After arriving in booking (at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office), Mr. Henderson became combative with jail staff.” The report, filed by M-P-D Officer Thomas, stated, “Mr. Henderson became irate and stated that he had a gun concealed in the cast on his right foot.”
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.
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?
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced he will seek re-election during the May 6 Republican Party Primary.
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