Judge says Sheriff Arnold must remain in jail before trial

(Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center)
(Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A judge issued an order Friday saying Sheriff Robert Arnold must remain in jail before his upcoming trial.

In the order, the judge writes Arnold will be held under the same conditions previously imposed, specifically that he will be kept separated from other inmates.

The embattled sheriff had previously been out on bond until that bond was revoked due to his alleged involvement in a domestic incident involving his wife this past Labor Day.

He said in a hearing earlier this week that the past 35 days he’s spent in jail have been the worst in his life.

Arnold is set to go to trial this February on charges of conspiracy, fraud, and bribery. They stem from the sale of e-cigarettes inside the Rutherford County jail after Arnold listed the e-cig company as a source of income.

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