Woman charged with bringing gun into jail

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Firearm concealed in suspect’s private region during transport, booking

A Golden woman was arrested near Roaring River State Park on March 15 for possession of a controlled substance, picking up an additional felony charge on arrival at the Barry County jail for allegedly concealing a firearm in her private region when being booked.

Jamie Holland, 35, of Golden, is charged with possession of a weapon at a county jail and possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Skyler Bunch, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Holland was arrested near Campground No. 3 at Roaring River for being in possession of a used hypodermic needle that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

Holland allegedly said she used the needle approximately three days prior for “opiates.”

Upon arrival at the Barry County jail, a search from a female correctional officer allegedly turned up a North American Arms .22-caliber revolver with five round of live ammunition, which was concealed in Holland’s private region.

Holland had been asked by multiple law enforcement and jail staff and denied having any weapons on her person, later allegedly admitting she knew she had the weapon prior to arrival at the jail. Holland also allegedly admitted to being intoxicated at the time, saying she had approximately six shooters of 99 Coconut.

The probable cause statement noted Holland allegedly concealed and carried the weapon while in the presence of law enforcement and correctional staff, putting them in danger of serious physical harm, as well as endangering two officers during the transport from the arrest location to the jail.

Holland is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $50,000. She has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for today (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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