Sheriff Jesse Jahner: Cass County deputies performing more evictions

(Fargp, ND) -- Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his deputies are performing a growing number of evictions.

"Our guys do an excellent job with number one making sure that they plan these things safely, doing a good job doing some background intelligence work before they go to the property and then also working with that person specifically to try to make it a safe thing," said Jahner.   

Jahner says performing evictions can be dangerous for deputies involved as they sometimes face resistance from the renters they're trying to remove. Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte was shot and killed May 27th, 2020 after being called to assist deputies performing an eviction.  The sheriff says he's not sure of the exact cause of the growing number of evictions but thinks it could be related to hardships related to Covid-19.

Sheriff Jahner made the comments while appearing on The Coffee Club on AM 970 WDAY.