Deputies unable to make some arrests due to housing shortages
Deputies have been put in a situation where they are unable to make arrests 24 times over the past three years since Reagan County closed down its jail facility.
Sheriff Jeff Garner said that the situation comes about when area jails are unable to accept any inmates because they are full.
“We had a situation last Thursday with a DWI that caused an issue,” Garner said. “We were able to get a blood search warrant, and took the subject to the hospital to serve it. When we called the jails in Rankin, Howard County, Schleicher County and Crane no one was accepting inmates. We basically had to un-arrest the person.”