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Rutherford sheriff, 2 others indicted on federal charges

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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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Students returning to class after deadly KY school shooting

Marshall County High School students will be heading back to class Friday for the first time since two students were killed in a mass shooting. (1/26/18)

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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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