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Rutherford sheriff, 2 others indicted on federal charges Video included

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and his former administrative chief deputy surrendered to federal authorities on Friday morning.

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Comptroller: Rutherford sheriff broke state laws with JailCigs business

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A newly-released investigative report by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office details problems discovered in the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.

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Judge: Rutherford sheriff Arnold suspended without pay Video included

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A Nashville judge ruled on Monday that Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold would be suspended without pay.

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Magistrate orders Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold to jail Video included

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A federal magistrate has ordered that Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold be taken into custody after a hearing on Tuesday.

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A U.S. Magistrate revoked bond on Wednesday of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold after hearing testimony on Tuesday afternoon.

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Magistrate orders Rutherford sheriff to jail

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was lead away in handcuffs from a federal courtroom on Wednesday morning. (9/28/16)

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Hearing today for motion to jail Rutherford sheriff

A hearing will be held Tuesday to consider changing bond conditions for Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold after an alleged domestic abuse incident at his home on Labor Day. A magistrate could jail the sheriff for violating the original terms of bond. (9/27/16)

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Sheriff’s status is topic of committee meeting

The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16) The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16)

Sheriff Robert Arnold continued to be a hot topic at Monday night’s Rutherford County Commission Safety Committee meeting. (9/26/16)

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Sheriff’s status is topic of committee meeting Video included

The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16) The Rutherford County Safety Committee met on Monday night. (9/26/16)
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Sheriff Robert Arnold continued to be a hot topic at Monday night’s Rutherford County Commission Safety Committee meeting.

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GPS records show deputies responded to Arnold’s home, no official report filed

Channel 4 News has obtained new records that show exactly how long two Rutherford County deputies spent at the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold, even though no officials reports were filed. (9/12/16)

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GPS records show deputies responded to Arnold’s home, no official report filed Video included

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Channel 4 News has obtained new records that show exactly how long two Rutherford County deputies spent at the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold, even though no officials reports were filed.

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More commissioners to call for indicted sheriff to resign

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (Source: WSMV) Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (Source: WSMV)
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A news conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the county courthouse. Eight to 10 commissioners are expected to attend, including commissioners who have not previously spoken out.

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Rutherford County mayor, residents react to Sheriff Arnold's charges

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News of Sheriff Robert Arnold's indictments was the talk of some residents in downtown Murfreesboro Friday.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold sentenced to 4 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold to four years, or 50 months, in prison on Thursday. (5-4-17)

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Former Rutherford County sheriff sentenced to 4 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold to four years, or 50 months, in prison on Thursday. (5-4-17)

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Clinic owner puts 'no driving' warning on every opioid label

The owner of a Portland family care clinic said after seeing so many cases of drugged driving, he’s taking a hardline approach to his labels on opioids. (3-14-17)

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Judge: Rutherford sheriff Arnold suspended without pay

A Nashville judge ruled on Monday that Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold would be suspended without pay. (11/14/16)

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Group files ouster suit against Rutherford Sheriff Arnold

A group of Rutherford County residents has filed an ouster suit calling for a removal of Sheriff Robert Arnold from office. (9/30/16)

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Who is running the Rutherford County sheriff's office?

Now that the Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in jail, his chief deputy is in charge of running the department. (9/28/16)

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Tennessee sheriffs indicted

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A list of most recent indictments of Tennessee sheriff's by either county or federal grand juries.

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Sheriff's family, deputy tied to company selling e-cigs to jail

Updated: Apr 21, 2015 06:08 PM

Channel 4 has learned that the Rutherford County sheriff's family members own a company that sells e-cigarettes to the county jail.

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Rutherford Co. sheriff's family, deputy tied to another company

Updated: Oct 07, 2015 07:04 PM

There are new concerns about a for-profit business with ties to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Documents link Rutherford Co. chief deputy to for-profit company

Updated: Oct 08, 2015 06:02 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered new documents that firmly connect Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold's second in command to a for-profit company selling to the jail's own inmates.

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Deputy tied to for-profit company accused in pepper spray lawsuit

Updated: Oct 09, 2015 07:18 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered more family ties in a conflict of interest investigation at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Invoice reveals questionable agreement between sheriff's office, contractor

Updated: Oct 13, 2015 07:03 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team has learned Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold entered into contracts that county leaders knew nothing about.

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Sheriff's contract with tablet company signed without county's knowledge

Updated: Oct 15, 2015 07:22 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered yet another private contractor running under the radar inside the Rutherford County Jail.

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Rutherford Co. commissioner calls on sheriff to resign

Updated: Apr 30, 2015 10:32 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team found Sheriff Robert Arnold's relatives running a business that makes money off inmates, as well as contracts county officials knew nothing about.

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Citizens' group files complaint against Rutherford Co. sheriff

Updated: Oct 16, 2015 07:02 PM

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is now the focus of an official investigation.

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E-cigs company buys garment bags for Rutherford County Jail

Updated: Oct 21, 2015 06:52 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team has discovered another unusual purchase for the Rutherford County Jail.

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Deputy part of I-Team investigation placed on administrative leave

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Rutherford County Administrative Chief Deputy Joe Russell has been placed on administrative leave with pay while under investigation.

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Sheriff Arnold makes first public appearance in several weeks following I-Team investigation

Updated: May 12, 2015 10:38 AM

Sheriff Robert Arnold has been keeping a low profile ever since a Channel 4 I-Team investigation into controversial dealings at the jail, including insider contracts to his relatives and subordinates.

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I-Team investigations ultimately lead to Rutherford Co. raids

Updated: Nov 19, 2015 06:59 PM

The Channel 4 I-Team first reported on Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold's questionable deals that prompted citizen outrage.

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Pictures show Rutherford Co. deputy promoting company while on leave

Updated: Jan 26, 2016 06:25 PM

Pictures show what a Rutherford County deputy has been doing while on paid leave.

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Rutherford County chief deputy fired by Arnold

Updated: Oct 02, 2015 12:54 PM

Virgil Gammon, third in command at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, was fired by Sheriff Robert Arnold on Friday morning, according to the department’s spokeswoman.

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