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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Haulmark 16ft tandam axel trailer with a Knudson 1770 Gutter Machine on it.  The trailer was reported stolen on 06/26/2020 from 238 Thunder Road in Rutherfordton. Pictures are included of the stolen trailer and gutter machine. Anyone with information […]

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R-S Central High School Marching Band Trailer Located; Investigation Continues

*UPDATE* 6/29/2020 at 5:20 PM On 06/29/2020, detectives with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office located the trailer reported stolen from the R.S Central High School Marching Band at 195 Dean Avenue in Inman, South Carolina. Mark Eugene Earnhart, from 195 Dean Avenue in Inman, South Carolina, has been charged by the Spartanburg […]

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STOLEN: 2002 USCA enclosed trailer from Temple Baptist Church

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white, 2002 USCA enclosed trailer. The trailer was reported stolen from Temple Baptist Church, located at 132 Franklin Road in Mooresboro, on 06/13/2020. The trailer is owned by Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church and was displaying a North Carolina Tag: AA-18108. Anyone […]

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How do cops use force in NC? Most agencies won’t say

JUNE 16, 2020, BY NC WATCHDOG REPORTING NETWORK When law enforcement officers use tear gas or related measures against protesters, it generally triggers reports on the use of force, but many agencies aren’t sharing those records with the public. Here, New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies deployed tear gas to disperse a Wilmington crowd on May 31. […]

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CHIEF DEPUTY RICKY McKINNEY and SGT. MARC DUNCAN RETIRE

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office honored Chief Deputy Ricky McKinney and Sergeant Marc Duncan with a breakfast reception to acknowledge their retirement. Chief McKinney and Sgt. Duncan each complete 30 years of faithful service in law enforcement. Sheriff Chris Francis presented each of them an engraved crystal, their badge, and service weapon. Sheriff Francis thanked […]

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Cordes arrested for Break-in of WoFF Pastor’s Home

Sunday afternoon Stephen Cordes was arrested for “breaking and entering with intent to terrorize, felony possession) after breaking into Brooke Covington’s home. Covington is a Word of Faith Fellowship pastor. Cordes is a former Word of Faith Fellowship member who has been reportedly posting angry statements against Word of Faith Fellowship on a Facebook social […]