Prowers County Sheriff’s Report: April 2014

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The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received 288 calls for service this past April, 2014 with Lamar posting 150 followed by 95 from the County and 34 from Holly.  Lamar had twenty-nine calls for serving papers and restraining orders, 18 for warrant arrests and 58 calls were jail related.  The County had 17 calls for various traffic accidents and related problems, four for citizen assists and civil disputes, five for serving papers and three for thefts.  Holly had three civil disputes, two restraining orders, two traffic problems and one warrant arrest.

Five new cases were assigned to investigating officers and 13 cases were cleared.  Thirteen investigations resulted in charges being filed and eleven investigations are still active.  There were seven traffic citations and summonses posted and three warning tickets were issued.

Year to Date, 405 persons have been booked at the Prowers County Jail with 106 this past April and 120 for the year before.  The five year average for general bookings has been 108.6 persons.  There were 80 21 persons booked for felony bookings last month, 29 for April 22013 and 80, year to date.  Misdemeanor bookings totaled 37 for this past April, compared to 36 for April 2013 and year to date totals 131.  The jail averaged 48 inmates per day in April with the peak at 54 and the lowest number at 41.

The Prowers County Courthouse had 6,256 visitors in April for a daily average of 284.  Four warrant arrests were made by security officers for those who had warrants pending and were witnessed at the Courthouse.  Deputies investigated the death of a 29 year old Prowers County man believed to have died of a drug overdose.  Deputy Palacios arrested John Wayne Weaver, 45, or Haltom City, TX for disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids.  Weaver was held at the Prowers County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Cost of meals for inmates in April was $10,220.39 and medical expenses came to $976.66.  Jail expenses for April were $190.664.31 and revenue for the same period was $48,166.23.

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