Missouri City clears 400 in warrant roundup
Missouri City cleared 400 outstanding warrants, including one from 1988, during the Great Texas Warrant Roundup, signaling a success for the City in its fifth year of participation.
The two-week program, which started Feb. 25, netted the City $81,121 in cash and cash bonds, plus an additional $82,482 in face value jail time. Money collected goes directly to the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund, used to help crime victims and their families.
The initiative targets people across Texas who have outstanding warrants for their arrest, based upon failure to pay fines for traffic tickets and other misdemeanor crimes.
“The successful Warrant Roundup program was a team endeavor,” said Cathy Haney, Director of Municipal Court Services, in a press release. “It showed us what can be done with a collective approach on the part of the Police Department, Court staff, 911 Dispatch, Communications and Public Works Departments working together to make the effort a success.”
More than 260 law-enforcement agencies across Texas participated in the roundup.
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