Rutherford County chief deputy fired by Arnold

Rutherford County chief deputy fired by Arnold
Virgil Gammon, third in command at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, was fired by Sheriff Robert Arnold on Friday morning, according to the department’s spokeswoman.

Gammon posted on his Facebook page that he was told by Sheriff Robert Arnold that “my services are no longer needed.”

Gammon confirmed to Channel 4 that he had been fired and escorted from the building.

Lisa Marchesoni, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, confirmed that Gammon had been terminated.

Gammon said he believed this is a case of retaliation since he had confronted Arnold about possible wrongdoing.

Gammon was one of three chief deputies working for Arnold, first elected sheriff in 2010.

Randy Garrett is chief deputy and the No. 2 deputy in the department. Joe Russell, the administrative deputy, remains on leave under state and federal investigations in relations to JailCigs LLC, a company he was involved with that contracted with jails, including the Rutherford County Jail, to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners.

Gammon joined the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 as a patrol officer. He worked as Chief Deputy for Truman Jones, the previous sheriff Arnold defeated in 2010. Arnold retained Gammon as a chief deputy.

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Source: NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) Channel 4
Rutherford County chief deputy fired by Arnold


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