Tag Archives: Detention Center

South Dakota Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive from South Dakota was taken into custody over the weekend in Rock Springs. 29-year-old Elija Thompson Black Thunder, was wanted on a parole violation. Thunder had previously been convicted of felony drug charges in Roberts County South Dakota. Officers tracked Thunder to Continue reading

Man Gets 3 To 12 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Minor

A Green River man was sentenced to between 3 and 12 years in prison last month, after pleading guilty to Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor. A judge credited 20-year-old Rhett Burge with 111 days served, for the time he spent in pre-sentence confinement and recommended that he be considered Continue reading

Identity Of Dead Inmate Released

CATHERINE ROWELL B160034The identity of the inmate that was found dead in her cell at the Rio Blanco Detention Center in Meeker has been released. It is believed that 55 year old Catherine Ann Rowell committed suicide in her cell Monday afternoon. Officers were unsuccessful in their attempt to revive Rowell using CPR.  Rowell was booked into the detention center late last Continue reading

Inmate Dies In Meeker Jail

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A woman who was being held in the Rio Blanco County Detention Center in Meeker was found dead from a suspected suicide Monday afternoon. Detention deputies and medical staff were unsuccessful in an effort to revive the inmate with CPR. The woman whose identity has not Continue reading