Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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Rutherford Sheriff's deputies hope to stop drag racing, road rage incidents on I-24

Jul 01, 2021 at 01:39 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies hope increased enforcement on Interstate 24 will reduce the number of road rage situations and save lives this year, a sheriff&rsquo.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Richard Tidwell and bloodhound Fred

Endangered girl hugs Sheriff's K9 Fred for locating her in DeKalb County

Jun 28, 2021 at 11:31 am by Lisa Marchesoni

A missing and endangered 6-year-old girl hugged Rutherford County Sheriff’s bloodhound Fred after he rescued her Friday in DeKalb County, said Fred’s handler, K9 D.... Read More

Rutherford Sheriff's Office seizes 15.7 pounds of fentanyl

Jun 16, 2021 at 03:54 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

About 15.7 pounds of the deadly drug fentanyl were seized Wednesday after four search warrants were drafted by a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective assigned to the Dr.... Read More

Sheriff's employees' children earn Tennessee Sheriffs' Association scholarships

Jun 16, 2021 at 03:00 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Seven children of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employees each earned $500 scholarships from the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh prese.... Read More

Decherd Police officer arrested after road rage case on Interstate 24

Jun 15, 2021 at 02:54 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

An off-duty Decherd Police officer was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed his department-issued handgun at a driver Sunday in Murfreesboro, a Rutherfor.... Read More
School Resource Officer Chad Dodson, left, and Lascassas 4th grade student Gabrielle Baron

Rutherford SRO hopes book will inspire students

May 26, 2021 at 12:26 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

School Resource Officer Chad Dodson sat in the hallway at Lascassas Elemtentary during lunch and used Old English Bulldog stuffed animal’s limbs to wave and interact wit.... Read More

Rutherford Sheriff's Office investigates interstate shootings

May 12, 2021 at 08:54 am by Lisa Marchesoni

One driver escaped injury when another motorist fired a handgun into his car Friday on Interstate 24, Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies said. In unrelated cases, ano.... Read More

3 Murfreesboro men indicted on allegations include robberies, carjackings, kidnappings & firearms violations

May 12, 2021 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

A federal grand jury last week handed down a 13-count indictment charging three Murfreesboro, Tennessee, men with a variety of serious offenses, stemming from a July 2020 seri.... Read More

Suspect charged with sexual offenses with girls has more possible victims

May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Fifty-three charges of sexual activities involving girls ages 11-14 were filed against a Murfreesboro man Friday after a three-month investigation by a Rutherford County Sheri.... Read More
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Corrections officers spend career locked in caring for inmates

May 08, 2021 at 08:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

They are locked in a secure facility with inmates charged with various crimes ranging from theft to murder for 40 hours every week. They serve as medics, counselors and caregi.... Read More