Hundreds arrested in warrant roundup

Authorities in Montgomery County went after hundreds of people with outstanding warrants.

August 3, 2011 7:08:37 AM PDT
Law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County rounded up more than 500 people yesterday in the county's largest warrant roundup. The operation was a combined effort of all five constables' offices as well as the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace. The roundup was part of the county's annual amnesty program. Many of the outstanding warrants were for people who failed to appear in court or who pled guilty and have yet to pay fines.

"The constables were out in force. The sheriff's department has been very helpful and we've had a really, really good response rate," said Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon.

Those who were caught yesterday were given the chance to pay a reduced fine. The county's DA office says there are 50,000 Class C outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

You can read more about this story in the Courier of Montgomery County, one of our Houston Community newspaper partners.