Some Inmates Returned To Ottawa County Jail After Fire Forced Closure

Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 4:47 pm
By: David Prock

The Ottawa County Jail is now housing 14 inmates after being closed for months. 

Previous Story: Ottawa County Jail Evacuated Following Electrical Fire 

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd closed the jail after an electrical fire in October of 2019. The sheriff says the main issue with the building now is the sprinkler system. 

A county commissioner says it’s still not working properly, so staff members are doing fire checks every 15 minutes. Inmates have been housed in nearby counties over the past four months. 

Related Story: Ottawa County Inmates Moved To Rogers County Jail 

Related Story: Ottawa County Inmates Moved Again After Jail Problems 

Dozens of inmates are still at Craig and Washington County Jails. No word yet when the jail will reopen at full capacity.