Category: RC Sheriff’s Department

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 »

Silence Speaks Volumes When It Comes To Politically Endorsing D.A. Ted Bell

  May 6, 2022 As everyone in District Attorney Ted Bell’s district is aware Mr. Bell recently sent out a district wide political mailer stating that the heads of all law enforcement unanimously endorsed him in the race for the office of…Read More »

Ted Bell…….Why?

May 4, 2022 So many questions persist about District Attorney Ted Bell. The biggest ones concern why Ted Bell does the things he does. Why does Ted Bell feel community activities are more important than the job he was elected and gets…Read More »

D.A.Ted Bell ….Violating The Hatch Act?

May 2, 2022  How many questionable decisions has District Attorney Ted Bell made in his tenure here? It obviously is an answer that will take years to fully discover. The latest is his decision to use public political endorsements of law enforcement…Read More »

No Justice Served…….Remembering Ethan Calton

April 24, 2020 Today would have been Ethan Calton’s 30th birthday. His family and loved ones will be celebrating his life and memory today. His story is as follows. Ethan was shot in the back during a service for arrest by officer…Read More »