Harris County Pct. 4: Warrant roundup a success with 72 jailed, more than 200 others cleared

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October 8, 2013 9:25:14 AM PDT
The Harris County Precinct 4 Constables office just conducted a three-day warrant roundup that netted roughly $20,000 in fines and bond amounts.

Deputies aggressively targeted defendants on the warrant list from Thursday to Saturday. They were able to clear 675 Class C warrants, four child support capias warrants and 204 subjects.

But with over 41,000 active warrants in the local Justice of the Peace courts, not every instance was cleared. In those three days, 72 people were jailed and one felon was apprehended.

Authorities warned that arrests could take place at any location, including the defendant's home, school or workplace.

Assistant Chief Tim Cannon stated in a release today that the roundup was a great success.

"We will continue these operations as needed to reinforce the need to take care of our backlog of outstanding warrants," Cannon said. "It is important for those offenders to know that we will continue to actively seek those who persist in their efforts to thwart the justice system."

To avoid being a part of the next roundup, officials encourage you to take care of outstanding warrants. If you find out you have a warrant, you can either pay the fine and court costs, or post a bond and have your case reset for a new court date. You can also seek legal advice from an attorney. But defendants are encouraged to voluntarily resolve their cases to avoid being arrested.

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