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County arrests nearly equal to numbers recorded in 2010

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to a total of 12,981 calls during 2011 according to an end-of-year report rleased by Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly and Jail Administrator Jan Smith.

As a result of these incidents, 2,828 charges were recorded, which marks a slight increase of less than a 2 percent. There were 2,824 arrest charges filed in 2010.

Last year showed a decrease in the number of inmates held at the Barry County Jail. During 2011, there were 1,716 individuals booked in the local jail, which is eight fewer than in 2010.

This total equated to an average daily inmate count of 66, which is the same average as recorded in 2010. The lowest number of inmates housed on a single day was 39, and the highest number of inmates held on a single day was 86.

Arrests made by county deputies that resulted in jail bookings in 2011 were as follows (2010 statistics are listed in parentheses): six-hour hold, 115 (131); 12-hour hold, 157 (146); 24-hour hold, 278 (268); 96-hour hold, 1 (0); aggravated stalking, 2 (0); animal neglect, 3 (1).

Armed criminal action, 3 (6); arson, 1 (1); assault, 92 (66); book and release, 136 (145); bail jumping, 1 (0); burglary, 71 (53); careless and imprudent driving, 2 (0); child molestation, 3 (5); child neglect, 1 (2); child pornography, 1 (0); civil case hold, 2 (0); contempt of court, 5 (14); court-ordered time, 47 (46); damage to jail property, 3 (0); dangerous drugs, 5 (3); disorderly conduct, 2 (8); distributing drugs to a minor, 1 (0); drug court violation, 4 (0); distribution, manufacturing of a controlled substance, 56 (45).

Driving while intoxicated, 40 (48); driving while revoked, 34 (55); driving while suspended, 17 (36); domestic assault, 8 (38); endangering the welfare of a child, 20 (22); escape, 1 (0); failure to appear -- misdemeanor, 545; failure to appear -- felony, 333; failure to comply, 15 (12); failure to return to confinement, 2 (0); failure to register as a sex offender, 2 (2); felonious restraint, 4 (6); fugitive from out of state, 31.

Harassment, 4 (2); hindering prosecution, 1 (0); hold for another agency, 20 (37); ICE immigration hold, 18 (6); identify theft, 1 (1); involuntary manslaughter, 1 (0); kidnapping, 2 (0); knowingly burning, 1 (1); larceny, 2 (3); left accident, 4 (6); minor in possession, 1 (7); money laundering, 1 (0); murder, 2 (0); nonsupport, 20 (23).

Open container, 2 (20); parole violation, 39 (33); passing bad checks, 64 (56); possession of controlled substance, 100 (96); possession of child pornography, 1 (8); possession of illegal firearms, 4 (4); possession of drug paraphernalia, 11 (9); possession of marijuana, 14 (20); possession in county jail, 1 (0); probation violation, 142 (144); property damage, 22 (17).

Receiving stolen property, 26 (26); robbery, 21 (0); sexual assault, 3 (0); sexual misconduct, 4 (0); statutory rape, 6 (9); statutory sodomy, 3 (9); stealing-theft, 85 (51); supplying alcohol to a minor, 2 (0); taking wildlife illegally, 2 (0); tampering, 23 (11); traffic, 69 (140); drug trafficking, 1 (2); trespassing, 4 (2); unlawful use of a weapon, 21 (13); violation of ex parte, 10 (3); and writs, 23 (50).

These arrests do not equate to charges filed in court. These statistics represent arrests made by county officers only.



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