- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Twelve Rutherford County residents have filed a lawsuit to remove the sheriff from office while he is in jail awaiting trial on allegations he profited from the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reports (http://on.dnj.com/2dhiHvK ) residents filed the lawsuit on Thursday. A federal magistrate sent Sheriff Robert Arnold to jail until he goes on trial in February because there was probable cause he committed domestic violence against his wife while free on bond.

Attorney Michelle Blaylock-Howser said Arnold is incapable of fulfilling his duties while in jail, where he is still receiving his annual salary of $127,078. Elected as a Republican in August 2010, Arnold is in the middle of his second four-year term.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

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