Tag: RC Sheriff Chris Francis

There Can Be Only One ….. RC Sheriff’s Race 2022

  **OPINION** 11/02/22 Our Sheriff’s race has been quite a roller coaster ride this year. First we had candidate Tony Roberson (former Polk County deputy) throwing his hat in the ring two years ago as a Republican candidate, we also knew that…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 »