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Board votes to beef up Colfax County Courthouse security | KRVN Radio

Board votes to beef up Colfax County Courthouse security

SCHUYLER, Neb. – County commissioners have decided to beef up security at the Colfax County Courthouse in Schuyler.

The board voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a nearly $8,700 bid for a security system that will let judges and other courtroom personnel remotely lock the building exits if a prisoner tries to escape.

The Columbus Telegram reports that Sheriff Paul Kruse said the board’s action was prompted by an incident last summer. Kruse says a defendant stepped outside a courtroom to chat with his attorney but instead bolted from a deputy and fled through an unlocked door. The man was soon captured, and no one was hurt.

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