Chancellor grants motion to suspend Sheriff Arnold pending ouster suit

(Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has granted a motion to suspend Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold from his position without pay pending an ouster lawsuit against him.

Attorneys for a group of private citizens from Rutherford County filed the lawsuit in an effort to oust the sheriff in late September.

The citizens, all part of the group Oust Sheriff Arnold, claim official misconduct, fraud, and corruption charges. They also claim neglect of office and inability to execute his duties as sheriff since he is jailed.

Arnold is currently being held in Kentucky where he is expected to remain until a trial set for February on charges of conspiracy, fraud, and bribery.

The charges 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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