2012-10-25 / News

Sheriff’s news and notes

Editor’s note: The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department makes weekly submissions, reporting news and activities from the office. Activities are generally broken down into those occurring in the jail and those in individual townships. Other information may include jail information, such as the number of bookings and average jail population. Not all activities are reported.

Oct. 7 -20, 2012


During the reporting period the average daily population was 25.21 inmates. During the period, the highest count was 30, with the lowest being 22 inmates. There were 14 inmates booked into jail, while 11 were released. Of those booked into jail, 10 are male and three females, and one juvenile. Nine were charged with felonies, two were charged with misdemeanors, and one was jailed for alcohol-related offenses. Currently there are 26 inmates housed in the jail, five of which are female.


During the reporting period 29 pieces of civil process were served throughout the county.


10-8-12: An inmate was disciplined for verbally assaulting to staff. The inmate’s behavior was corrected before the situation escalated and the inmate was disciplined internally. 10-8-12: An inmate, returning from a medical furlough, failed a drug test. 10-10-12: Staff discovered two large pieces of metal in the drain of a shower in one of the cells. One of the pieces of metal was sharpened to a point. It is believed that this metal was used to create a hole in the concrete walls of one of the cells earlier this year. Staff is working to determine their origin. 10-13-12: An inmate resisted staff while transporting to the holding cell due to behavior. No one was injured in the incident and the inmate was later returned to his cell. The incident was referred to the prosecutor for criminal action.


10-12-12: The sheriff patrolled throughout the county on this day. No problems were noted.


10-17-12: A citizen reported the loss of a large amount of cash from their home.

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Any questions or comments can be directed to Sheriff Grant Harris at sheriff@schoolcraftcounty.net or 341-2122.

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