Jail Packed As Grand Jury Meets

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves

With the Coffee County Grand Jury meeting Tuesday to review 87 cases, Sheriff Steve Graves is concerned about where he will put anyone who might be named in sealed indictments.
As of yesterday there were over 290 inmates in the county lockup that was designed to house 196 inmates. “I don’t know what we are going to do,” the sheriff stated Monday.
The grand jury is reviewing 53 cases that were forwarded to it from the Coffee County General Sessions Court and 34 originals.
The originals are cases that have not gone through the court system and those are the ones that the sheriff is concerned about as anyone named in a sealed indictment has to be booked into the jail.
Meanwhile, the county commission is still waiting on word about the future plans of a new facility.