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Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy Billy Spray was fired Tuesday for multiple violations of the standard operating procedures, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Spray has been a deputy in Judicial Services since April 2013. According to reports by the DNJ, he was first suspended without pay on Friday while the department was investigating …

Updated on Oct. 17, 2018 at 12:14 p.m.: The original article incorrectly stated that the suspension dates were Oct. 19 to Oct. 20. The correct dates are Oct. 19 to Oct. 30. Sidelines regrets the error. Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee will be suspended for two …

Photo courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh and Sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Rodgers of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office presented  Dispatcher Ashley Arrington with the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s “Saved by the Belt” Award Tuesday after she survived a potentially fatal car crash. Arrington, a dispatcher at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, was …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office A Rutherford County Schools teacher and five others have been charged with felony conspiracy to introduce drugs into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in September, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office press release confirmed Thursday. Shelley Gurda, 50, a kindergarten teacher at Stewartsboro Elementary School; Thomas Gurda Jr, 23, an …

A 17-year-old Murfreesboro student was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making false reports Thursday after publishing threatening posts on social media. An Instagram post surfaced Thursday afternoon and threatened to “kill these people at Riverdale High School.” The post specified that the crime would occur at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The author …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detective Jason Mathis was placed on administrative leave during investigations internally and by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement sent by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Mathis had worked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. Sidelines …