Rutherford County jail administrator fired

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rutherford County jail administrator Major Tommy Thompson was fired Friday.

“Due to recent events at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, the jail administrator has been terminated,” said spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni.  “No further comments will be made at this time.”

The termination comes after two recent inmate hangings at the jail. Those two incidents remain under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Additional details were not immediately released.

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