Winn Parish Cases Slowly Rise

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Arraignment by video: History was made in Winn Parish on Wednesday, May 6. Court commenced by video for the first time in 8th Judicial Court with Judge Derr. Sheriff Jordan shared on social media, “District attorney, public defender, and detention center were connected by video conferencing to handle arraignments. Judge Derr felt this was the best for all parties concerned during the COVID-19 virus.”

As of Monday, May 11, Winn Parish had accumulated 54 total cases: 30 active, 24 recovered, and 2 deaths. These numbers reflect positives from parish residents, nursing homes patients, and correctional facility inmates. According to Sheriff Cranford Jordan, test results are reported according to the home address of the patient.

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