Category: RC Sheriff’s Department

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 »

Jail Deaths and Jail Conditions

On January 12, 2022, Andrew Hodge was found dead in his cell in the Rutherford County Detention Center from an alleged drug overdose. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Chris Francis suddenly pulled his bid for re-election. Since this incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…Read More »

Commissioners Vote To Move 911 Operations From Sheriff’s Office Control To County.

June 8,2022 At the scheduled Monday night Commissioners meeting the Commissioners voted to move control of the 911 Operations Center to the County Manager, effective July 1st. County Manager Steve Garrison brought this item before the commissioners as the last item on…Read More »

Ted Bell…..A Mother’s Plea

May 9, 2022 On this past Mother’s Day I could not help but think about all the other mothers who have lost a child.  It is always a day filled with love but tinged with sadness. I lost my child after a…Read More »