NewsLocal News


2 More To Be Sentenced In JailCigs Case

Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 09:38:39-04

There’s been a shuffle in the sentencing of two more defendants linked to former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

There have been continuing delays for two of his accomplices: Joe Russell and John Vanderveer.

Vanderveer's sentencing for this week was postponed, much to the anger of the judge, because he scheduled a colonoscopy. He will now be in court Monday.

Russell will be sentenced later in September.

Federal prosecutors have been recommending two to three years served for each.

Arnold has already been serving a 50-month sentence for a public corruption conviction.

Read More: Former Sheriff Arnold Sentenced To 50 Months In Prison

All three defendants also owe more than $50,000 in restitution.