Prowers County Sheriff’s Report March 2014

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The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 293 calls for service this past March, 2014.  Lamar posted 164 calls for which 17 were warrant arrests and 47 were jail related.  The majority of those calls, 59, were to serve papers and restraining orders.  Eighty-six calls came from the county with 16 related to traffic problems and 11 were for assorted animal problems.  Holly posted the third most calls at 28 with four related to citizen assists and civil disputes and restraining orders and serving papers for another four calls.  Wiley and Hartman each had five calls. 

The Sheriff’s Office has nine investigations that are active.  Fifteen cases were cleared for March and there were 16 charges filed based on investigations. One new case was assigned. 

The Prowers County jail has had 299 inmates (men-220/women-79) booked year to date for 2014 and this year shows a slight drop from the year before, 108 to 126, respectively.  There have been 59 inmates charged with felonies, 94 with misdemeanors, 13 for traffic related issues and 99 for various warrants.  The average number of inmates each day through March was 51 with the highest population for that period at 56 and 45 for the lowest.   

Courthouse security made nine arrests based on warrants for individuals seen entering the courthouse.  There were 6,280 persons screen for a daily average at 299 for the month. 

Sheriff’s Deputy Stone investigated the theft of several calves from Prowers County ranches.  As a result, Lyndon Thomas Wagner, 29, of Holly, was arrested and charged with multiple felonies involving the theft and sale of stolen livestock.  Wagner was held on $8,000 bond.  Detention Deputies learned that an inmate at the Prowers County Jail had smoked marijuana.  Deputies developed probably cause to believe the inmate had drugs and drug paraphernalia inside his body and obtained a search warrant to have the inmate x-rayed.  A lighter and marijuana were later recovered from the body cavity of inmate Johnny Ray Nunez, 30, of La Junta.  Nunez was being held for the Otero County Sheriff’s Office on escape charges and was charged with introduction of contraband into the jail facility by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. 

The cost of inmate meals for March amounted to $9,669.26.  Medical expenses for March came to $632.69.  Total expenses for December were $155,071.96 and Revenues for that month were $17,772.49.

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