During the week of Aug. 1 to Aug. 6, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received and responded to 71 Calls for Services, and arrested and booked 19 inmates into the jail. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing high numbers this week with 37 inmates currently being in custody, with three being housed in Ozark county.
On Aug. 2, Brett Anthony was transported to our facility for a warrant which was a result from a high speed chase involving Sheriff Degase that occurred earlier in the year. Anthony is being held on possession of controlled substance, felony D, and resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person, felony E. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.
On Aug. 2, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on an individual with an outstanding warrant from Randolph County that was currently residing in our county. Dennis Simpson age 20, of Ava, was arrested on 1st degree robbery with a $75,000 cash or surety bond. Randolph County extradited Simpson back to their county.
On Aug. 5, Amber January, age 38, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail on an outstanding probation violation warrant. There was no bond set for this warrant. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for January for some time and it was soon after our posting of us looking for her, was she arrested.
As school approaches, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to be more mindful of students who may be walking and more cautious with buses stopping and picking up students. Remember not to pass buses when they are stopped as they are picking up students and that those students may be crossing the road to enter the bus. Please give yourself more time to arrive to work in lieu of the school traffic.