News for the week of April 20, 2017

MODOC District Attorney Jordan Funk spent about 90 minutes discussing issues involving the Modoc Sheriff's Department.

TEACH opens Senior Center today

TEACH, Inc. received the approval last Wednesday to take over operation of the Modoc County Senior Center and that change is coming to fruition this week as TEACH, Inc. Senior Services.
According to TEACH Executive Director Carol Cullins, the Center will start serving meals again today and will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.........Click here to read more.

D.A. Funk blasts Sheriff’s interference in trial

Modoc County District Attorney Jordan Funk didn’t hold back in his critique of Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter and Undersheriff Tex Dowdy at a public meeting last Wednesday evening.
More than 40 people attended the meeting, set up by Funk to explain the issues in the trial of Cherie Rhoades and his dismissal of the abuse of force case against Deputy Dan Nessling. Neither Sheriff Mike Poindexter nor Undersheriff Tex Dowdy attended the meeting, although invited......Click here to read more.

Death investigated after assault

The death of Freddie Troy Baca, age 55, of Alturas was being investigated as a possible homicide by the Alturas Police Department.
Alturas Chief of Police Sid Cullins said Baca was found deceased in his Essex Motel room Sunday morning. His body has been sent to Washoe County for autopsy.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Cullins said, “The preliminary autopsy findings indicate that Freddie Baca did not die as a result of the injuries received during the assault. The conclusion as to cause of death is still pending.”......Click here to read more.

Sheriff’s Department not tracking costs of Rhoades incarceration

During Modoc District Attorney Jordan Funk’s public meeting last Wednesday night, the question arose about how much the trial and incarceration of Cherie Rhoades actually cost the County.
Funk explained that the state will reimburse some of those costs, actually quite a lot of them, but at least one department, the Sheriff’s Office, has not kept good records on their extra costs.......Click here to read more.




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