Last week’s manhunt for a murder suspect caused a Wiregrass law enforcement agency to go deep in the red.
Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward says authorities were successful in apprehending Phenix Hornsby, but the overtime it took in labor hours has left little in the department's budget.
At the Geneva County Commission Meeting Monday, commissioners agreed that they need to do more to fund law enforcement in the coming weeks.
The board will look at increasing deputy pay in order to fill vacant positions.
One Geneva County commissioner said few residents complain when tax dollars are spent to make homes and businesses safer from criminals.