Warrant Roundup in Cooke County

By: Heather Sahr Email
By: Heather Sahr Email

GAINESVILLE, TX--The amnesty period ended at 5pm Friday night, and for anyone left with outstanding warrants, officials were out in full force knocking on doors.

Officers from several police departments across Cooke County along with Texas State Troopers all worked together looking for those who hadn't paid their fines.

Justice of the Peace, Dorothy Lewis, says many of those with outstanding warrants have been coming forward, taking advantage of the waived warrant fee which ended today.

"It was very busy this morning," Lewis, said, "But things are going very well. It's been well organized. The guys and ladies have all been out knocking on doors, and arresting people and putting them in jail. I'm very pleased it's a county wide effort. Every entity in the county has been involved in this and I think that's good."

The warrant roundup focused on those with Class C misdemeanors.

Judge Dorothy Lewis says most of those involved traffic tickets, but also included some individuals with alcohol offenses, assaults and writing hot checks.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    Zyklon-Snitches a.a.d.b. pop pop. the officials were our in full force? whoa, how'd they get BOTH of them to do some work at the same time?
  • by Congress at work for you! on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    I think they should look on their books and even see if the offense those committed are still an offense or better yet - is the offense worse now than it was when they committed it. All our laws are changing at a high rate of speed and it's hard to keep up with them all!!
  • by Bob Location: Cooke County on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    Why do they need a roundup? Isn't this why the cops get paid year round to catch these people with warrants while being on duty? If the cops would get ou of the donut shop maybe they could catch them all the time.
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Mar 8, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    For all the people the sheriff couldn't find, they should offer a 50 percent cut of the fine money to the public to snitch out the offenders.
  • by Ray Location: Gainesville on Mar 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM
    If they don't get me today, will they get later in the week??????
  • by Mel Location: Stout on Mar 6, 2010 at 09:50 PM
    About time, maybe they will come pick up my neighbor. It has to be a felony to be as good looking as he is. I say instead of waisting out tax payer dollars on these fellons we should just round em up and make them go around town picking up the garbage I throw out my windown while driving down the back roads drinkin beer. Pretty sorry when I see the same beer cans on the side of the road each night. I work hard to pay those tax dollars that keep our streets clean. They sure aren't doing a very good job here in Cooke County. Should make me mayor, or deputy or somethin.
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