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Shooting for a Cure announces winners

Shooting for a Cure announces winners

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office along with Butler’s Jewelry & Loan, and The Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club, sponsored the Relay for Life event: SHOOTING FOR A CURE. The purpose was to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event was held this past Saturday, April 29th at the Old Hickory Rifle & […]

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Receives Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Receives Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Receives Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Through Collaboration between the Fraternal Order of Police and FireHouse Subs Public Safety Foundation The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office received an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The donation came through the Fraternal Order of Police as part of a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. AEDs […]

SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTS WARRANT ROUND UP

SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTS WARRANT ROUND UP

SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTS WARRANT ROUND UP On Tuesday April 4, 2017 the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole conducted a warrant round-up. The purpose of the warrant […]

Sheriff’s Report – April 4, 2017

Sheriff’s Report – April 4, 2017

On 03-31-2017, Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to Six Points Hardware located at 1281 NC 120 Hwy in Mooresboro, North Carolina in reference to an alarm call. When the Deputies arrived at the business, they found that the business had been broken into and the cash register drawer had been stolen. On […]

East Senior raises funds to fight drug addiction

East Senior raises funds to fight drug addiction

On 3-7-2017, East-Rutherford Senior Dani Brooks, presented the G.R.E.A.T. Program with a donation from funds she had raised during her senior project. Dani presented the donation to Cpl. Eric Hester and Sheriff Chris Francis. Dani’s senior project was on ‘’Drug Addiction”. Dani wanted to help fight the drug problem that a lot of people are […]

Chief Deputy Jeff Buchanan retires

Chief Deputy Jeff Buchanan retires

RUTHERFORD COUNTY — The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office honored Chief Deputy Jeff Buchanan with a reception to acknowledge his retirement. Chief Buchanan completes 40 years of faithful service in law enforcement. Prior to being sworn in with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Buchanan served with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office from June 1977 to […]

RC animal shelter concerns

RC animal shelter concerns

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The current conflict between the RC Animal Shelter (RCAS) and the Community Pet Center Inc. (CPC) provides an opportunity to look at how we may better serve the County in addressing the needs of our pet population and community. With the various agencies all doing good work in spaying/neutering, adoption, rescue, and […]

Wayne Guffey announces candidacy for Sheriff’s office

Wayne Guffey announces candidacy for Sheriff’s office

Wayne Guffey announced today that he is running for Sheriff of Rutherford County in 2018. Guffey recently retired after 30 years in law enforcement. We wish him luck in his campaign.

Jail hangings cause for corrective action

Jail hangings cause for corrective action

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – The recent hanging attempt by inmate Bryan Houser, accused of shooting at police officers in a Bostic standoff, brings more questions to the operation and management of the Rutherford County jail. Despite numerous requests for details both by email and in person, Sheriff Chris Francis refuses to communicate any details with […]

Changes to Gun Permit

Changes to Gun Permit

On August 5, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 562, Amend Firearm Laws, into law. This bill makes a number of changes to North Carolina’s firearms laws, to include changes in the way sheriffs evaluate and process pistol purchase permits. The sheriff’s office has attempted to implement these changes mandated by the General Assembly […]

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