Accidents Keeps Sheriff ’s Department, Responders Busy

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Officers with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, along with members of both the Sutton and Harvard Fire Departments and Rescue squads, were swamped with rescue calls over the long Thanksgiving holiday. Sheriff Jeff Franklin reported that a break-in and theft incident occured at R&K Service in Glenvil. Franklin said that a brick was tossed through a window at the convenience store and gas station, and cigarettes, chewing tobacco and beef jerky were quickly stolen in the theft. That call came into the Clay County 911 dispatch center at 5 p.m. Thankgiving evening. While in response to the theft in Glenvil, the Sheriff’s Department, along with the Harvard Fire Department and Rescue Squad, responded to a one vehicle accident near the intersection of Road R and 319, better known locally as the DLD. Sutton businessman Scott Schmer was seriously injured in the accident, with what Franklin termed as a serious neck injury.


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