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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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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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RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016
RCSO Sgt Todd Hammond Resigns Effective 12/4/2016

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.

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Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!
Sheriff Arnold Still In Jail--Judge Says NO RELEASE!

Sheriff Robert Arnold appeared in federal court Tuesday morning to request being released from jail until his February 7, 2017 court date. However, no decision was made and Arnold remains locked-up.

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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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12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold
12 Citizens File OUSTER SUIT Against Sheriff Arnold

An attorney representing 12 local residents, filed an ouster suit to remove Robert Arnold from the office of sheriff.

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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 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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Sheriff's Name Used in Threatening Message
Sheriff's Name Used in Threatening Message

Someone using Sheriff Robert Arnold's name has reportedly contacted at least one former deputy, trying to extort money to help pay for legal fees.

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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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Public Comments On Sheriff Arnold's Indictments
Public Comments On Sheriff Arnold's Indictments

Citizens, those connected with local law enforcement and government employees are speaking out about the indictment charging Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Send WGNS Your Thoughts on the Sheriff's Federal Indictment
Send WGNS Your Thoughts on the Sheriff's Federal Indictment

Many people are heading to social media to share their thoughts and comments about the federal indictments against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. We at NewsRadio WGNS want to hear from you and put your comments on the radio.

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Thumbs Down on Distracted Driving
Thumbs Down on Distracted Driving

About 12 percent of the 10,124 crashes in 2015 in Rutherford County were caused by distracted driving, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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RuCo Jail Administrator Terminated
RuCo Jail Administrator Terminated

The Rutherford County Jail Administrator, Tommy Thompson, has been terminated due to "recent events."

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Gunfire Outside Sheriff Arnold's Home Monday Night
Gunfire Outside Sheriff Arnold's Home Monday Night

Shots were fired outside the home of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks
Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks

Icy roads caused major problems for Rutherford County drivers.

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RCSO Promotions
RCSO Promotions

Three Sheriff's Office employees were promoted and a fourth employee was transferred to lead another division.

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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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New RCSO Chief Deputy
New RCSO Chief Deputy

Veteran law enforcement professional Keith D. Lowery was appointed Deputy Chief of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Tuesday by Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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RCSO Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Rusell 10-Days Without Pay
RCSO Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Rusell 10-Days Without Pay

A "Report of Action" signed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold has placed Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Russell on suspension without pay for 10-days. It was signed into action by the sheriff at 9:35 on the morning of September 28, 2015. Russell had previously been on paid leave while the FBI and TBI conducted their investigation into JailCigs business.

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Virgil Gammon
Virgil Gammon "Fired" from RuCo Sheriff's Office

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon has been fired. Gammon first mentioned his termination on Facebook around 10:45 Friday morning. He was third in command at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, serving 38-years with the department.

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9/11 Memorial Service:
9/11 Memorial Service: "We Will NEVER Forget!"

The 14th Annual Remembrance Ceremony honoring the braves Americans during September 11th, 2001, took place at 5:00 o'clock Friday evening at the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office.

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Deputy Involved Crash
Deputy Involved Crash

Sheriff's Deputy Lawson Royal was not injured when a hit-and-run driver T-boned his patrol car at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on Puckett Creek Crossing at Fortress Boulevard, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?
Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?

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...

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Ouster Suit Filed Against Sheriff Arnold
Ouster Suit Filed Against Sheriff Arnold

A group of Rutherford Countians is planning to file an ouster suit against Sheriff Robert Arnold this week. According to Murfreesboro Post writer Sam Stockard, the group is hiring an attorney and will take legal action to remove the sheriff.

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Sheriff Asks Committee for More Deputies
Sheriff Asks Committee for More Deputies

Members of the Rutherford County Commission's Public Safety Committee heard from the sheriff's department about the need for more deputies. Patrol Lt. Chris Haynes fears the midnight shift when no deputies are available to answer critical calls.

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Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead
Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead

Legislation allowing Rutherford County's sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center appears to be dead. Sam Stockard reports in the Murfreesboro Post State Sen. Bill Ketron is not planning to advance a bill initiated by Rep. Rick Womick.

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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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RCSO Receives Energy Grant for Roof & Lighting
RCSO Receives Energy Grant for Roof & Lighting

Replacing the Detention Center roof and switching to LED lighting is expected to save taxpayers more than 53-thousand dollars a year in energy savings. Sheriff Robert Arnold says the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office received a $130,241 grant.

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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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RCSO Teen Driving Class

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.

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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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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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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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RCSO Nabs 3 "Most Wanted" In Only 7-Days!

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.

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Sheriff Arnold and Capt. Grisson complete Chief Executive Leadership course.
Sheriff Robert Arnold and Capt. Egon Grissom completed a 40-hour Chief Executive Leadership Course offered by the Southern Police Institute from the University of Louisville.
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UPDATE: Sheriff Arnold Recovers $260,000+ in stolen goods!
Here's an update on the expanding robbery ring that has recovered $260,000 in goods, and now expanded to several counties and into Illinois.
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Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute
Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was recommended for certification by the Tennessee Corrections Institute after a Sept. 12 inspection of the facility.

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Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Fitzhugh noted in his announcement, “A new leader is needed for Sheriff. A Sheriff who will introduce measures to stop the wasteful spending of our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars. A Sheriff who will restore leadership, and work within approved budgetary levels.”
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Ford of Murfreesboro Honors SRO Jason Urban
Preventing high school students from drinking alcohol earned School Resource Officer Jason Urban put him in the spotlight as Ford of Murfreesboro's monthly tribute to the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office.
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Traffic Fatalities UP In Rutherford County!
Four more people lost their lives in traffic crashes this year as compared to last year in Rutherford County.
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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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Judge Rogers Studying Court' Evidence In Wrestling Club Case Before Making Ruling
Circuit Court Judge Mark Rogers heard the final witness Thursday in the lawsuit accusing Sheriff Robert Arnold of illegally raiding and confiscating property that belonged to the former Rutherford County Wrestling Club. The judge will make a ruling later.
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9-Year Old Burned After Setting His Shirt on Fire

One 9-year-old boy remains in stable condition after suffering burns while apparently playing with a lighter Monday at his aunt’s home in Rockvale. Detective Randy Groce says the boy, who lives on Rockvale Road, was staying nearby with his aunt and six siblings and cousins when he apparently set his shirt on fire.

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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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