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Former Costilla County detention deputy arrested

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 19:48:55-04

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.