Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Name of Man Killed in Christiana House Fire Released

Aug 21, 2023 at 02:50 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – WGNS has more details on a fire that claimed the life of a Christiana man this past Friday night. The identity of the victim has been con.... Read More

Bullet Resistant Glass in Rutherford County Schools and More

Aug 21, 2023 at 01:46 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – A Tennessee Special Session is underway in Nashville this week, with an underlying focus on school safety. Governor Bill Lee requested the Specia.... Read More

Fatal Christiana Home Fire Friday Night

Aug 19, 2023 at 01:52 pm by WGNS

  (CHRISTIANA, TN) Fire officials are in the midst of an investigation into what caused a fire this past Friday night in Christiana, Tennessee. When emergency crews fi.... Read More

Murfreesboro Man Convicted for July 2020 Violent Crime Spree

Aug 16, 2023 at 07:48 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - 27-Year-old defendant Joshua Hallmon of Murfreesboro, was convicted on Wednesday by a federal jury on all 12 counts he faced for a string of violent crime.... Read More

Missing 20-Year-Old from Eagleville, Tennessee - Wallet Located in Richmond, Kentucky

Aug 14, 2023 at 10:06 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A 20-year-old woman who lives in Eagleville, TN has been reported as missing. Kimberly Morrow, who goes by the name of Vivian Caspen Ember, was last se.... Read More

Local Golf Tournament to Help Special Needs Students in Rutherford County Schools

Aug 14, 2023 at 04:45 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - You can enjoy a rewarding golf competition while providing funding for Rutherford County Schools’ students during the 3rd annual Special Nee.... Read More

Goodwin and Downing Retire from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Aug 11, 2023 at 02:47 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Dan Goodwin dreamed of being a narcotics detective like Sonny Crockett from the “Miami Vice” TV show while attending high school in Woodbur.... Read More

Rutherford County Deputy Helps a Chicago Mother with Kids After Rear End Collision

Aug 02, 2023 at 09:06 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Kunce brought a Chicago mother and her children to a Murfreesboro hotel after a semi-truck rear-e.... Read More

Former Rutherford Co. Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Battery Against a Juvenile

Jul 31, 2023 at 07:37 pm by WGNS News

  CANNON COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into allegations of sexual battery against a juvenile has resu.... Read More

UPDATE: Son of Former LaVergne Mayor Killed in Tragic Accident on Highway 231 South in Christiana

Jul 29, 2023 at 04:01 pm by WGNS News

UPDATE: CHRISTIANA, TN - The son of former LaVergne Mayor Ronnie Erwin has been killed in a serious auto accident that occurred on Highway 231 South in Christiana. According.... Read More

Suspect in Felony Case Takes His Own Life in Rutherford County

Jun 29, 2023 at 01:18 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD County, TN - Smyrna man took his own life while Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies tried to take him into custody on multiple felony warrants Wednesday nigh.... Read More

Rutherford County Deputy and Inmates Rescue Kittens

Jun 28, 2023 at 11:26 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Inmate workers were mowing the grass at Rutherford County Sheriff’s office when they spotted an “orange fluff ball in the green field,&rd.... Read More

Father Fights for Son’s Memory by Seeking Lower Speed Limit

Jun 20, 2023 at 09:31 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Grief overcomes Chuck Isbell when he speaks about the traffic death of his son, Nate, 13, of La Vergne Halloween night 2020. “I failed him.... Read More

Man with Awaiting Extraditable Charge in California Allegedly Gives Police 3-Different Names Before Arrest in Murfreesboro

May 09, 2023 at 04:25 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - A man who was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction apparently identified himself as three different people, when questioned by.... Read More

Local Officers Honor the Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective who was Killed in a Sunday Auto Accident

May 08, 2023 at 06:08 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - Several members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Murfreesboro Police Department honored a fallen officer as they took part in the Special Oly.... Read More

The District Attorneys Show - A look at Upcoming Court Cases, Cold Cases and More

May 05, 2023 at 08:43 am by Producer

On this mornings edition of the Rutherford Co. District Attorneys Show with host J. Paul Newman, retired from the DA's office, you will learn about upcoming court cases and pa.... Read More

Welcome: New Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies and School Resource Officers

May 05, 2023 at 07:47 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Welcome, new patrol deputies and SROs at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Murfreesboro. The hires include five new patrol deputies and t.... Read More

Deputy Chief Reed at Sheriff's Office Recognized as Hometown Hero for Child Advocacy Center

May 03, 2023 at 07:22 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Britt Reed earned a Hometown Heroes award from the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and   Cannon counties. Ree.... Read More

Online Child Predators Could Be Talking to Your Children in Rutherford County

Apr 25, 2023 at 10:41 am by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - In today’s social media focused society, it is no wonder that children and teens feel so comfortable talking to strangers online. This holds espe.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Warns Parents of the Dangers Waiting for Kids on Apps, Video Games and More

Apr 20, 2023 at 11:28 pm by WGNS News

  Rutherford County, TN - Children in communities both large and small are being targeted by adults with bad intentions. Parents often fail to realize their kids ar.... Read More