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Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf reported activity at the sheriff’s department for the month of January at the Barry County Commissioner’s meeting Tuesday.


Barry County uniformed patrol logged 691 complaints with 69 arrests which brought 22 felony and 71 misdemeanor charges. Forty nine citations were issued and eight persons were arrested for alcohol related driving offenses. Deputies responded to 101 accidents, 45 involving car/deer; four were alcohol related with one fatality.

The K-09 Unit was activated 10 times, resulting in quantities of drugs recovered during the month, he said.


Leaf said in activity at the jail in January, 296 people were booked and processed into jail, with 235 subsequently released back into the community. Eighty one people were booked as “weekenders,” . Thirty-eight persons were transported to court, 108 sets of fingerprints taken and 120 weekend drug screens given to probationers. The kitchen staff served 6,955 meals to inmates at a cost of $1.49 per meal.

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