Scott County Sheriff’s Office relocation hearing postponed
BENTON, Mo. (KBSI) – The hearing for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to be moved to the new space above the Scott County Jail has been postponed.
The hearing was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Scott County Courthouse.
The move is to create more space for courtrooms in the old sheriff’s office inmates to have a faster trial and be released from the jail, cutting taxpayer money spent on boarding them.
“We’re required to give every officeholder a place to have an office. It doesn’t state how many square feet it has to be or where it’s got to be, we just have to have adequate space for their office,” Scott County Commissioner Jim Glueck said. “They won’t talk to us, what they need. They just keep saying the jail isn’t big enough for them to move into. It was designed for that when it was built years ago, so there’s no reason why it won’t work.”
A new judge has been requested by Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury for the hearing. No date or time for a new hearing has been scheduled yet.
On Monday, Dec. 19, Glueck delivered a court order for the sheriff’s office to vacate the location and move to the space above the Scott County Jail.
While furniture was being moved to the new space, tensions grew high.
Sheriff Wes Drury requested a hearing for the move.