Rutherford County sheriff under investigation by TBI

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Rutherford County sheriff.

TBI officials told News 2 Wednesday agents are investigating Sheriff Robert Arnold.

The investigation began after the district attorney general made a request on Friday. No details were immediately released about the cause for the investigation.

News 2 reported last week that Arnold lists e-cigarettes sold to inmates in the Rutherford County jail as a source of income. The sheriff said he doesn’t believe it’s a conflict of interest, but is considering killing the program.

TBI officials have not said whether or not their investigation is related to the situation with the e-cigarettes.

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