Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

Search Intensifies for Missing Eagleville Man, Kevin R. Sharp

May 14, 2024 at 10:21 pm by Chandelar Williams

Eagleville, TN - The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office has issued a plea for assistance in locating a missing individual, 69-year-old Kevin R. Sharp, hailing from Eagle.... Read More

High-Speed Chase in Murfreesboro on Monday Night

Apr 02, 2024 at 05:08 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A felon wanted on aggravated domestic assault charges was arrested after trying to evade Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and attempt.... Read More

Missing Child Located / Amber Alert Canceled

Mar 10, 2024 at 07:53 am by WGNS News

UPDATE: The child has been found in Texas and is safe. Her mother has been taken into custody.  We will continue to follow this story.   Previous News Story Be.... Read More

Local Inmates are Learning How to Live Life... Again

Feb 06, 2024 at 07:40 am by WGNS News

Inmate James, age 30, describes himself as a “real bad addict” who lost custody of his children. Fellow inmate Danny, who is 41, admits he didn’t think abo.... Read More

Troubling Incident Unfolds: Brothers Charged in Blackman High School Altercation

Jan 31, 2024 at 07:43 pm by Chandelar Williams

Murfreesboro, TN - On Tuesday, January 30th, a concerning incident unfolded at Blackman High School, as two minor brothers found themselves facing charges for reportedly disch.... Read More

Buddhist Temples Targeted in Murfreesboro and Across Multiple States

Jan 26, 2024 at 11:07 am by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN – UPDATE - A disturbing trend of burglaries targeting Buddhist temples has surfaced, spanning across various states, with the latest incidents occurri.... Read More

Authorities Seek Information on Suspects Involved in Wat Amphawan Incident in Barfield

Jan 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN - The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating an unsettling incident that occurred at the Wat Amphawan of America Buddhist temple on.... Read More

Detective Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Suspected Credit Card Thieves in Rutherford County

Jan 03, 2024 at 06:37 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - In a bid to solve a case involving stolen credit cards, detectives from The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office have released surveillance camera phot.... Read More

UPDATE: Jury Trial Set for 2-Kentucky Men Facing First-Degree Murder Charges in 2020 Killing of U.S. Veteran in Murfreesboro

Dec 19, 2023 at 10:51 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - The July 2020 murder of Erick Bixler, affectionately known as Maverick by friends, will soon make a progressive turn as two Kentucky residents, Chris.... Read More

Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association Celebrates Volunteers and Programs at Annual Christmas Dinner

Dec 18, 2023 at 06:24 am by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - In a heartwarming display of community spirit and appreciation for law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Association rec.... Read More

Almost 375 Pounds of Drugs Collected During Drug Take Back day

Nov 01, 2023 at 05:26 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY,  TN - Almost 375 pounds of opioids, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications were collected Friday and Saturday during the fall Drug Take Ba.... Read More

Halloween Sobriety Checkpoint in Rutherford County

Oct 20, 2023 at 10:23 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will sponsor a sobriety checkpoint as a reminder to drivers to refrain from drinking and driving while celebrating.... Read More

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and RCSO Arrest Nathaniel Lamont Buchanan

Oct 20, 2023 at 03:19 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) A suspect who allegedly eluded prosecution on a first-degree murder charge was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force with Ruther.... Read More

Rutherford County Emergency Communications Director Earns State Award

Oct 13, 2023 at 09:30 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Director Cassie Lowery of the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District recently earned the Sen. Joe Haynes Award from the Tennessee Emergenc.... Read More

Amazon Donates Ammunition to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Oct 12, 2023 at 10:15 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Management at the Amazon distribution office and warehouse in Murfreesboro recently donated 600 rounds of new Remington 9mm ammunition to.... Read More

Approximately 200 Citations Written Last Friday During a Special Operation in Murfreesboro

Oct 04, 2023 at 09:21 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN – About 200 citations were written by law enforcement officers over an 8-hour window during a special traffic enforcement operation last Friday in Mur.... Read More

Traffic Safety Education and Reducing DUI Offenses in Rutherford County

Sep 25, 2023 at 10:25 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Earlier this month, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced $28.5 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the Nati.... Read More

Rutherford County Road Rage Drivers and a Shift in Thinking (With Audio)

Sep 21, 2023 at 06:19 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - When you hear stories about road rage incidents involving one motorist harming another over a petty traffic infraction, your first thought may lead you.... Read More

Less Road Rage and Better Driving in Rutherford County

Sep 20, 2023 at 07:00 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - There's a good chance you saw an increase of patrol officers in Rutherford County along Interstate 24 and Veterans Parkway on Wednesday. The rea.... Read More

Sheriff’s Office Receives Grants for More Alcohol Enforcement, Teen Education / Traffic Services

Sep 07, 2023 at 03:28 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office received two grants totaling $170,000 for enforcement and education efforts from the Tennessee Highway.... Read More