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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:23 AM

Burnet County authorities attribute jail disturbance to poor weather

Authorities are attributing a disturbance took place at the Burnet County Jail on Monday afternoon to poor weather conditions and limited recreational time for inmates.

On Monday, March 2 at 3:56 p.m., Burnet County dispatch called officers to the jail facility on Houston-Clinton Drive to help jailors handle a disturbance that involved “possibly eight subjects.”

Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith later clarified that the fight occurred in a cell between two inmates, and neither were injured.
“It’s been tough lately because they (inmates) are boxed in there and since the weather has been poor, we can’t let them out for recreation as much,” Smith said.


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