Category: RC Sheriff’s Department

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 »