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Former Costilla County detention deputy arrested

Posted: 5:48 PM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 19:48:55-04
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COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. — The Costilla County Sheriff's Office says a former detention deputy has been arrested.

A lengthy investigation found evidence to charge Joseph Claude Harpe, 81, with introduction of contraband, first degree official misconduct, and harassment.

Harpe was arrested without incident.

The sheriff's office says there is no perceived danger to the public at this time, and more information will be released at a later time.