Ex-Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold to be sentenced in May

(Courtesy: Grayson County Detention Center)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A motion to move former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold’s sentencing has been granted.

Arnold will now be sentenced on May 4 at 9 a.m. – three months sooner than his original sentencing date.

Federal indictments accused Arnold and others of scheming to profit off the sale of electronic cigarettes at the Rutherford County jail

Arnold pleaded guilty to wire fraud, honest services fraud, and extortion earlier this year. Each carries a five- to 20-year sentence, as well as a $250,000 fine and he has been jailed since last fall.

It is still unknown where Arnold will serve his time after being sentenced.

John Vanderveer, who has also pleaded guilty in the case, will be sentenced in early September.

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