Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office very busy few days…body found, jail inmate issues

(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been busy dealing with numerous issues over the past several days. Sheriff Dave Marshak says a body was found in the High Ridge area on Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Marshak says there were some problems at the jail after an inmate was able to smuggle drugs into the facility on Sunday night.

All three inmates were taken to an area hospital and are back in the jail. Sheriff Marshak says another corrections officer was able to stop an inmate from a suicide attempt.

On Saturday, members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dittmer man and charged him with several crimes after allegedly beating a woman to death and severely injuring another man.