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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 Arnold Sentencing to be May 4, 2017
Former Sheriff Arnold Sentencing to be May 4, 2017

A new judge handling the official corruption case of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold initially postponed the sentencing until September, but has since changed the date to May 4, 2017.

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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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Sheriff Robert Arnold's Cousin fired from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Robert Arnold's Cousin fired from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office

Another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employee has been fired. With the story, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan...

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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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District Attorney to provide assistance to group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold
District Attorney to provide assistance to group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold

The Murfreesboro Post reports that Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold
More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has led to more questions than answers about the way Sheriff Robert Arnold ran the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro.

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TN Comptroller's Office investigates Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
TN Comptroller's Office investigates Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office has completed its review of numerous problems within the Rutherford County's Sheriff's Office. It shows that Sheriff Arnold allegedly broke several laws and policies.

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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 Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold may soon be without a $127,000 salary

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will hold a hearing on a proposed suspension which is part of an ouster suit against the Sheriff on November 8, 2016.

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Programs at the local jail helping inmates
Programs at the local jail helping inmates

Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

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The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold
The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold

It is not positive news for Sheriff Robert Arnold of Rutherford County. The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association has suspended Arnold.

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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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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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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it

While Sheriff Arnold is not directly talking about the federal charges that he is facing, he did publicly state to News Radio WGNS this week...

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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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TBI Continues Investigation into
TBI Continues Investigation into "Domestic Complaint" at home of Sheriff Arnold

On Thursday of this week (9/15/16), Susan Niland with the TBI stated, "The investigation remains active and ongoing..."

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UPDATE: TBI is investigating domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold
UPDATE: TBI is investigating domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Josh DeVine with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told NewsRadio WGNS on Thursday (9/8/16), "At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding the report of and the response to a domestic complaint at the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold earlier this week."

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Traveling Continues to Increase for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold
Traveling Continues to Increase for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Sheriff Robert Arnold maybe facing numerous federal charges in a federal courtroom this coming February (2017), but that has not slowed him down at all.

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Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'
Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'

Despite being restricted to travel in Middle Tennessee as part of his bond requirements, indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold is logging a number of miles this summer. But he has approval to make long-distance trips, according to his legal counsel.

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Arnold may get additional deputy positions after all
Arnold may get additional deputy positions after all

A federal judge's decision to postpone Sheriff Robert Arnold's trial until February 2017 is throwing a kink into the Rutherford County Commission's decision regarding his request for 19 new deputy positions.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Comments on Recent Officer Targeted Killings
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Comments on Recent Officer Targeted Killings

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold commented on the recent killings of police officers...

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County Waits On Approving More Deputies
County Waits On Approving More Deputies

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.

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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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19 New Officers at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office gets Green Light
19 New Officers at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office gets Green Light

The Rutherford County Budget and Finance Committee agreed to fund 7 new patrol officers and 12 new detention officers at the Sheriff's Office.

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Investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff is
Investigation into Rutherford County Sheriff is "Active and Ongoing," According to the TBI

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.

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Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success
Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success

"I don't need many presents," Ivo said as he shopped with School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro and Cathy Barrett of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy's Alumni Association.

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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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UPDATE: New Roof DELAYED at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE: New Roof DELAYED at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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.

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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 says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center's staff will resolve nine deficiencies listed during an annual inspection of the facility by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April
Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was on WGNS Wednesday and the subject of JailCigs was brought up by a caller...

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Continued Coverage: Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold accused of wrongdoings by some
Continued Coverage: Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold accused of wrongdoings by some

"If we don't have the trust of the public then we can't do our job. Law enforcement has to be above reproach," said District Attorney Jennings Jones.

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Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties
Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is answering questions about a business agreement with an electronic cigarette company. NewsChannel 5 reports critics claim the company is not only operated by his family, it's a source of income for him.

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Inmates at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight
Inmates at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight

Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are often released at midnight. Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, who oversees the local jail, told us why he decided midnight...

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LAWSUIT Against Sheriff's Office after Pepper Spray Incident
LAWSUIT Against Sheriff's Office after Pepper Spray Incident

A Rutherford County jail inmate who was confined and pepper-sprayed in the face in late 2013 is taking federal action against Rutherford County and the sheriff's office, a court official confirmed.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says his department will grow
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says his department will grow

Sheriff Robert Arnold stated that as our population grows, so will law enforcement departments...

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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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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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10 Rutherford County Sheriff Office employees awarded for literally saving lives
10 Rutherford County Sheriff Office employees awarded for literally saving lives

SRO Roe helped save the life of a John Coleman Elementary student collapsed who and went into cardiac arrest while running May 13....

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Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?
Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?

For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.

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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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TUESDAY: Special Olympics Fundraiser at Toot's on Broad St.
TUESDAY: Special Olympics Fundraiser at Toot's on Broad St.

Toot’s customers enjoying “good food and fun” will be asked Tuesday to spread the enjoyment by donating to Special Olympians from Rutherford County competing in the state and national competitions.

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Rutherford County Inmates provide $50,000 in labor to Eagleville
Rutherford County Inmates provide $50,000 in labor to Eagleville

Eagleville Mayor Sam Tune estimated the inmates’ work amounted to about $50,000 in labor costs. 

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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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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour.  Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.

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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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UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department
UPDATE: Statement from Detective Ralph Mayercik and His Letter of Resignation from the Sheriff's Department

UPDATE: Since we first brought you this report, we have spoken to Detective Mayercik a second time. Mayercik told WGNS that the inquiry revolves around allegations that he had a relationship ten years ago with the daughter of a woman involved in a case he previously worked. 

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Sheriff Robert Arnold Officially Announces Re-Election Bid
Sheriff Robert Arnold Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced he will seek re-election during the May 6 Republican Party Primary. 

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Troubled School Students to get a
Troubled School Students to get a "Reality Check," According to Sheriff Robert Arnold
Youths experiencing discipline issues with parents or trouble at school might consider getting a free “Reality Check” beginning in February at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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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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Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
UPDATE: Sheriff Robert Arnold was mentioned on the phone by a man who is accused of randomly calling Murfreesboro Police Dispatch. Now, the man accused has been arrested.
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Honda Civic Slams Into the Back of Rutherford County School Bus - No Injuries
Honda Civic Slams Into the Back of Rutherford County School Bus - No Injuries
THP Report: The driver of vehicle 1 (Honda Accord) failed to observe that vehicle 2 (school bus) had stopped. It was then that vehicle 1 crashed into the rear end of vehicle 2.
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UPDATE: Rutherford Wrestling Club Lawsuit Against Sheriff Dismissed
UPDATE: Rutherford Wrestling Club Lawsuit Against Sheriff Dismissed
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has released a statement after learning that Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Rutherford Wrestling Club.
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Five Suspects on Rutherford County Sheriff's Most Wanted List Arrested
Five Suspects on Rutherford County Sheriff's Most Wanted List Arrested
Five suspects on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list, including a convicted sex offender, were apprehended last week by the Criminal Warrants Division and Murfreesboro Police.
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SCAN Volunteers with the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office Help Elderly with Home Security Checks
SCAN Volunteers with the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office Help Elderly with Home Security Checks
Older residents who need help with minor home repairs may benefit from a donation from Mt. Moriah Lodge to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Awareness Network.
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Rutherford County Inmates Graduate from Two Month Long Electrical Class
"Anything we can do to benefit inmates will get people on the right track,” Lt. Deal said.
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Sheriff Robert Arnold Suggests an Idea to Reduce a Possible Home Break-In
What can residents do to lessen the chances of your home getting broken into?
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Sen. Fred Thompson to Speak in Murfreesboro at Fundraiser
Sen. Thompson worked as a lawyer for the committee investigating the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate hotel in Washington, D.C. The investigation led to the 1974 resignation of President Richard Nixon after tapes showed the president was involved in a cover up linking the White House to the burglary.
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
No one lost their life to murder in 2012 within Rutherford County (outside the cities) as overall crime dropped 1 percent for the year, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
UPDATE: Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a car crash in front of MTSU Saturday
See pictures in this story: A Sheriff Deputy chase ends with a wreck in front of MTSU dorms on Middle TN Blvd. Saturday afternoon.
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NAACP in Murfreesboro awards two from Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Saturday
NAACP Jerry Anderson award goes to local School Resource Officer and Sheriff Deputy.
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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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