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Judge Denies Arnold's Request For Release

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 16:49:04-04

A judge has denied Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold’s request to be released from jail.

Arnold went before Judge Kevin Sharp on Wednesday to plead for his release. However, in a written order issued Thursday, Judge Sharp denied that request.

The sheriff has been in federal custody awaiting his Jailcigs corruption trial set for next February.

He was free on pre-trial release, but that was revoked after allegations surfaced of domestic abuse involving his wife.

Arnold had been begging for a second chance, while federal prosecutors have called him a liar who can't be trusted and could harm his family.