A local detective who is running against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is currently in the midst of an "internal inquiry." The question we had for the Sheriffâ€™s Office, what is Detective Ralph Mayercik being investigated for?
WGNS spoke to the Rutherford County Sheriffâ€™s Office Public Information Officer on Tuesday. Lisa Marchesoni stated, â€śDetective Mayercik is on administrative leave with pay pending an internal inquiry. When the inquiry is final, information will be available.â€ť The Sheriffâ€™s Office would not comment on what the inquiry focused on.
Detective Mayercik has been with the Sheriffâ€™s Office since 1995. He started in the detention facility, but was soon transferred to the patrol division. Mayercik began working in the Investigations Division in 2003. Today, he is a detective and focuses on cold case homicides.
NOTE: DetectiveÂ Mayercik told us he would give WGNS a reply "soon", but at this point, he did not elaborate any further. Â