During a recent county commissioner meeting, Rush County Sheriff Allan Rice announced the year-end totals for his department.
According to Rice, the county monitors and has 40 sex or violent offenders registered and either residing or working in Rush County. The breakdown is as follows:
- 18 sex offenders.
- 13 violent offenders.
- seven offenders against children.
- six offenders are currently incarcerated.
During 2019, 891 individuals were booked in the Rush County Jail and 881 were released.
Deputies investigated 176 property damage accidents, 73 vehicle versus deer accident, 46 personal injury accidents, 16 hit and run accidents throughout the county and a single fatal accident.
A staggering number of new law cases (3,083) were logged and included 12 burglaries, 61 reports of theft and 29 new fraud cases.
According to Rice, currently the county has 526 active warrants yet to be served.
In a final matter, Jan. 13 has been announced as the date for an inspection of the new Rush County Jail and it is anticipated the project will be completed on or near Jan. 31.
“We do have a number of part-time job openings at the jail and are in need of another cook as well,” Sheriff Rice said.
Application for the position can be obtained at the jail, 131 East First Street.