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SCIPIO, Utah (AP) -- Juab County arrested a transient over the weekend but instead of booking him in jail, he was apparently dropped off across the Millard County border.
The situation has Millard County officials fuming. Sheriff Ed Phillips says the way he see it is they're just passing the problem on to someone else.
On Saturday, 50-year-old David Bogner was arrested for investigation of theft in Juab County after he allegedly refused to pay for items at a convenience store. Nephi police took him to the Juab County Jail. However, jail records do NOT indicate he was booked.
A few days later, Police say Bogner was arrested in Millard County for causing a nuisance at several places of business.
Juab County's sheriff characterized the incident as a humanitarian effort, saying Bogner was given a shower and meal. However, Phillips says sheriffs don't have the jurisdiction to pick and choose who stays. He says Bogner should have been kept in jail the first time due to his extensive criminal history.
Information from: Deseret Morning News
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