Tag: Detention Center
Arrests – Nov. 21
Another Incident At The Jail?
October 9, 2022 Last night I received a message that an incident had occurred at the jail. The details were a bit fuzzy stating that a shank was used in an assault but later cleared up by a second source. I asked…Read More »
Arrests – Sept. 15, 2022
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 »
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 »