TBI says it’s investigating report of domestic complaint at Sheriff Arnold’s home


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed to News 2 Thursday it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the report of and response to a domestic complaint at Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold’s home.

According to TBI spokesman Josh DeVine, the complaint was filed earlier this week.

Arnold and his wife live in Murfreesboro. Neither has commented.

News 2 spoke with Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess who chose his words carefully about the latest allegedly incident involving Arnold.

“Stress has increased with the environment of the situation now being investigated,” Mayor Burgess said. “I certainly hope for the sake of the family and those young children that is not the case.”

On Wednesday, Sheriff Arnold, who is also at the center of an unrelated case involving e-cigarettes being sold at the Rutherford County jail, appeared in court for what many close to that investigation say was a routine monthly check-in as part of his pre-trial bond release.

He faces one count of conspiracy, three counts of money property fraud, four counts of honest services fraud, two counts of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, one count of extortion under color of official right and one count of attempt to tamper with a witness by corrupt persuasion.

There have been calls for Arnold to resign from his position, but he has previously said he plans to keep his job.

Two others, including his uncle and an administrative chief deputy are also charged in that case. Click here to read more.

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