2005 Facility Needs Analysis

In 2005 the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) performed a Facility Needs Analysis on the Wichita County Jail. Some of the highlights in this document from 12 years ago:

  • Wichita County currently operates at or above their current female capacity
  • the age and limited size of the intake and processing area could become costly for the county to maintain and staff intensive to operate
  • More specifically we recommend:
    • choose a site sufficient for growth
    • design a jail that is truly expandable
    • provide adequate service and support space in the initial design to allow for future expansion

In the past 12 years, the age and limited size of the intake and processing area, along with associated maintenance and staffing, has not changed. Nothing has addressed the fact that it is “not sufficient for a 625 bed jail.” None of the other items TCJS identified have resolved themselves either.

You can read the entire document below.

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2017 Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

 

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Alumni are hosting their annual fundraiser golf tournament on June 16th. Teams of 4 costing $100 per golfer. Each golfer gets a door prize, gift bag, round of golf, and two meals are included. Prizes for closest to the pin, long drive, and straightest drive. Registration starts at noon, 1pm shotgun start, and concludes with a 6pm dinner. Call 940-642-6670 or email golf@wcsocaa.org with your questions. You can preregister by printing and returning the form below.

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Daily Crime Brief, April 5, 2017

On Tuesday April 4, at approximately 1:56 pm, Deputy Roy Biter assisted with a traffic stop at the intersection of 6th Street and Broad.  The 33-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Occupant over 15 years of age unrestrained by a seatbelt.

On Tuesday April 4, at approximately 9:35 am, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 3300 block of Bohner Road in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole an H&K 45 caliber handgun valued at $1,200.00 and 500 rounds of 45 caliber ammunition valued at $320.00.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, April 4, 2017

On Monday April 3, at approximately 11:41 am, Wichita County Deputies responded to the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a subject attempting to cash a stolen check.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a male entered the business and attempted to cash a stolen check in the amount of $500.00.

On Monday April 3, at approximately 8:05 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff was waved down by a subject on Lincoln Street below the railroad bridge.  The subject reported that a male threw an object off the bridge damaging her windshield.  The 63-year-old male suspect was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Criminal Mischief over $100.00 under $750.00.

On Tuesday April 4, at approximately 6:27 am, Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to F.M. 171 near F.M. 890 in reference to an occupied vehicle check.  Upon arrival, the vehicle’s interior appeared to have been burned.  The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen and was recovered.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, April 3, 2017

On Friday March 31, at approximately 9:19 pm, Deputy Josh McGuinn made a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Iowa Park Road.  The 35-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Friday March 31, at approximately 11:00 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson made a traffic stop in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.  The 45-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for No Drivers License and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

On Friday March 31, at approximately 10:27 pm, Deputy David Stout and Deputy Cole McGarry responded to the 2100 block of Edison Road in reference to a Burglary in Progress.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a subject showed up on his property and attempted to gain entrance.  The Reporting Person reported that the subject refused to leave the property.  Upon Deputies arrival, the subject agreed to leave the property.

On Friday March 31, at approximately 3:25 pm, Deputy Daniel Jacobson responded to the 2400 block of Arena Road in reference to a Forgery.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) has been forging checks using his businesses checking account identifying information.

On Friday March 31, at approximately 5:55 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of I-44 and Daniels Road.  The 45-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with two outstanding warrants for Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

On Friday March 31, at approximately 1:20 pm, Deputy J.T. Mitchell responded to 900 7th Street in reference to a Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she lost her SCCY Industries 9 mm. handgun.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 8:33 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Jeff Lee responded to the 3100 block of Midwestern Parkway in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, three juvenile males were barred from the property.  A 17-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transportation.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 2:00 pm, Deputy Lee Crossman barred a 51-year-old male from the 3100 block of Armory Road after causing a disturbance.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 5:50 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak responded to the 1300 block of S.H. 79 in reference to the recovery of a Stolen Vehicle.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two subjects brought a vehicle to his business to be worked on.  The vehicle was found to be stolen.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 3:15 am, Sergeant Mark Whipple, Deputy Matthew Schenck and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 11000 block of Reeves Road in reference to a Burglary of a Habitation.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) kicked open the back door of the residence and entered.  Once inside, a Black Dean Guitar valued at $600.00, a Gibson Guitar valued at $600.00, a DVD Player valued at $100.00, a collectable knife set valued at $100.00, a tactical knife valued at $50.00 and a Play Station 3 Gaming Console valued at $300.00 was stolen from the residence.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 11:42 pm, Deputy Brett Brasher responded to the 2900 block of F.M. 367 in reference to an unoccupied vehicle check.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to have been involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of F.M. 367 and Texowa Road.  The vehicle was impounded.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 12:17 pm, Deputy Christopher Salas responded to the 2900 block of Horseshoe Lake Road in reference to a Credit/Debit Card Abuse.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) made several unauthorized transactions using his credit card in the amount of $1,395.82.

On Saturday April 1, at approximately 3:03 pm, A Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Harmony Road.  The 37-year-old male driver, a 29-year-old male passenger and a 26-year-old male passenger were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of Marijuana over five pounds under fifty pounds.  Thirty two pounds of Marijuana was seized.

On Sunday April 2, at approximately 3:26 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 2200 block of Syble Lane in reference to an Assault.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she had been assaulted by a subject.  A 32-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury.

On Monday April 3, at approximately 2:36 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck made a traffic stop in the 6400 block of Reilly Road.  The 48-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.