Judge to make decision on motion to revoke Sheriff Arnold’s bond Wednesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A judge is expected to make a decision on a motion to revoke Sheriff Robert Arnold’s bond on Wednesday morning.

A decision was expected to be made on Tuesday. After an hour recess, the judge decided just after 7 p.m. a decision would be made at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Arnold arrived to the courthouse in downtown Nashville just before his 1:30 p.m. appearance.

His appearance Tuesday stemmed from accusations that he assaulted his wife earlier this month at their Murfreesboro home.

During the six-hour hearing, the judge heard from both sides, and even called the sheriff’s mother-in-law as a witness.

Prosecutors also played a phone recording between Arnold’s wife and a man she was reportedly having an affair with. During those phone calls, she detailed what could be domestic abuse from her husband.

The sheriff, who is currently out on bond after he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy by using his official position to allow JailCigs, a company he was a benefactor of, be admitted into the Rutherford County jail.

As a condition of that pretrial release, Arnold is not to violate any federal, state or local laws.

Federal prosecutors argue that Arnold should now be detained to protect his wife, but the defense says there is not enough evidence to prove the abuse allegations.

Arnold left the courthouse with his lawyer just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and did not comment to the media. He was allowed to go home for the night.

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