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Local Sheriff Gets Increased Security After Death Threats

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by Nick Beres

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. - There have been increased security patrols around Rutherford County Sheriff, Robert Arnold's home after a threat was made against him during a 911 call.

"I don't know many sheriffs who have not had death threats," said Sheriff Arnold.  "It's almost part of the job."

Arnold and Murfreesboro Police have taken the threat very seriously. They said David Goad, a former Murfreesboro attorney, called 911 several times this past weekend.

The police incident report stated, "Mr. Goad would begin making indirect statements regarding religion, weapons of mass destruction and even made threats against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold."

According to 911 dispatch Goad, in reference to the sheriff, said quote, "Tell that [BLEEP] to duck ...yeah, tell him to duck. I know where he lives."

Kyle Evans, Murfreesboro Police Spokesperson, said Goad has a number of prior arrests on several charges over the years.

"Cases of aggravated assault ... and one where the SWAT unit had to be called out," said Evans.  Police have taken those threats very seriously based on past evidence.

Murfreesboro Detectives are working with Bedford County Sheriff's Deputies to serve a harassment warrant on Goad who lives near Shelbyville.

Sheriff Arnold said he does not know Goad or why he would make threats against hm.

Goad could not be reached for comment.

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