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In March, 2017, the staff at the Barry County Jail booked and processed 312 people, 58 of them “weekenders,” and released 247 back into the community, Sheriff Dar Leaf reported to the Barry County Commission Tuesday.

Jail staff administered 99 weekend drug screens for probationers, transported 37 people to court, and fingerprinted 138 people at the front counter, Leaf said. In the jail kitchen, 7,733 meals were prepared and served to the inmate population at a cost of $1.52 a meal during the month.

 

Bookings were up from March a year ago, with 185 in 2016, versus 312 this year, as were drug screens, up from 78 to 99. Repairs to the facility included $2,104.41 for plumbing and $2,003.09 for HVAV repairs.

 

The Barry County uniformed patrol handled 544 incidents, 95 accidents, 33 that involved deer. Deputies arrested 78 people, 35 for felonies, 70 for misdemeanors, with nine alcohol related arrests, he said. Five years ago in March, 2012, deputies handled 461 incidents, 57 accidents, arrested 63 resulting in 24 felony and 60 misdemeanor charges, and 15 alcohol related arrests.

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