Author: Deborah Keller

About Deborah Keller

Government/Law Enforcement and Medical Correspondent, Independent Journalist, Author, BS in Health Services, ADN Registered Nurse (specializing in critical care), Duke University Certified Nonprofit Manager, Former EMT-I and EMT Instructor, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Costumer, and Media Consultant.

David and Goliath…….Rutherford County Courthouse 2022

  **Opinion** 10-04-22 I went to court this week to watch a case being heard that a local attorney had put forward against several judges, a lawyer and the District Attorney (D.A.). It is a case that has been two years in…Read More »

Clearing up Concerns….Tony Roberson’s Records

10-03-22 On Oct 1st I published an article about the three candidates for Sheriff in Rutherford County using data received from public records requests. In that article I stated for anyone who has questions to contact the candidate. It appears that some…Read More »

A New Sheriff In Town…..Voting 2022

  9/30/22 This November Rutherford County will have the opportunity to vote in a new Sheriff.  Our current Sheriff Chris Francis after multiple incidences with the office decided not to run again. Sheriff Francis has been in office for twelve (12) years…Read More »

Former LEO Jamie Dunn Loses Appeal for Assault On A Restrained Prisoner

9-21-22 Rutherfordton- What a day in the courthouse in Rutherfordton!  This almost sounds like the set up for a Lifetime movie. The Main Players: Jamie Dunn, a former Sheriff’s deputy who was fired for assaulting a restrained prisoner in the jail, who now…Read More »

Should Rutherford County Start Its Own Police Force?

  September 1, 2022  Back in 2020 I wrote about the reasons why Rutherford County should start their own police force. It would take the responsibility off of the Sheriff and let him concentrate on the jail and courthouse. (The 911 Communications…Read More »

Jail Overdoses AGAIN…..How Many More Will Sheriff Frances Allow?

8-23-2022 Rutherfordton- On Monday night four (4) people overdosed at Rutherford County Detention Center…..AGAIN. EMS was called and messages went out over social media. On Tuesday the Sheriff’s Department released the following Nixle statement concerning the incident at 1:24 pm. “Detention Center…Read More »

Protecting Our Officers Or Protecting The System?

8-20-22 The situation at the Rutherford County Jail does not seem to getting any better. What we do know is so small compared to what we don’t and even that is unacceptable. Now not only are the staff and inmates in danger…Read More »

Risky Business For All At Rutherford County Jail

August 12, 2022 Rutherfordton-  Not only have conditions deteriorated for the prisoners at the jail (per inspection reports) but now the officers and courthouse staff are becoming severely affected by them. The following incidents have been reported as happening at the jail…Read More »

“Laws For Thee But Not For Me”- Ted Bell Does It Again

  August 10, 2022 Here in Rutherford and McDowell County we don’t have a choice for District Attorney in November. That decision was made by 13% of voters back in May in the Republican primary. Ted Bell who has altered body cam…Read More »