Ouster lawsuit against embattled Sheriff Robert Arnold will be heard next week

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The ouster lawsuit against embattled Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will be heard next week.

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young will decide whether or not Arnold will be suspended.

Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center
Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center

All Rutherford County Chancellor Court Judges recused themselves.

Arnold is currently incarcerated at the Grayson County Kentucky Detention Center.

Arnold’s attorney Tom Dundon told the court his client has the right to appear but he didn’t have the power to get him here.

“I don’t see how Sheriff Arnold could attend this hearing,” Dundon said.

“He has able counsel,” Chancellor Young said. “He can submit an affidavit to present his side of the story without being physically present.”

State law also allows the sheriff to appear by telephone for the hearing.

Young told attorneys the General Assembly has put a fast track on ouster complaints.

The hearing has been set for 9 a.m. on November 8.

The attorney for the 10 plaintiffs, Michelle Blaylock-Houser, said her requested assistance from the Rutherford County DA’s office was denied.

Attorneys declined to comment after the hearing.

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