Warrant round-up in West Grayson Co.

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Authorities in West Grayson County are collecting fines and making arrests. The efforts are part of an annual warrant round-up.

For the past two days authorities across western Grayson County have been knocking on doors and talking to neighbors in an effort to find people with outstanding warrants.

"We’ve been finding people are anxious to get their fines paid because they don’t want to spend time in jail for Christmas."

Precinct Three Constable Todd Booher and officers from Whitesboro, Tioga, Gunter, and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office say they come across warrants ranging from unpaid parking tickets to a motion to revoke probation, and in Neilon Eitelman's case, driving with a suspended license.

"I’ve got four kids and times are tough, it’s Christmas time and you just try to avoid paying as much as possible, and these guys are out there doing their job and they finally catch up with you."

Authorities say in the last two days alone, they have collected over $4,000 and have arrested several who have not paid fines on time. The reaction of the guilty parties when officers approach them varies.

"Most people do not want to go to jail and I understand that they don’t want to go to jail and they are reluctant, sometimes they won’t answer the door or things like that."

This round-up, as opposed to others, has gone slower than anticipated but officials say they still expect to make contact with a good amount of their targets.

"You still have to do a job, and you know that this is going to put a crunch on him for Christmas. Still, we have to do our job and push forward and do what’s best for the citizens of the county."

Eitelman urges others to just cooperate.

"Go ahead and pay if you have an opportunity because it’s no fun being picked up. You know, I got picked up at work, and that’s kind of embarrassing."


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  • by Debra Location: Rushing on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:45 AM
    we the as the comunity would like to know how we can find out if we have a warrent if the police dept won't help us to find out. if you call they won't give you any info. and if you go in they woll at that time thwy will take you to jail.
  • by summer Location: mckee on Apr 30, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    when you call the sherriff dept. to find out if you have a warrent they wont tell youo. so how are you supposed to find out if you have a warrent if they won't tell you. the only way to ifnd out is to go up to their office , and at tht time thy take you to jail
  • by TX Location: Texoma on Dec 12, 2007 at 02:14 PM
    I hope next year they arrest all the criminals on their birthdays.
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Dec 11, 2007 at 08:27 PM
    "you all Dont have any idea what you are talking about i do i got caught with ten punds of drugs and they took me to jail i mean the cops should not be bothering me they should be finding real criminals people that break the law becase having drugs is not against the law" It's called "possession", and can be turned into "possession with intent to distribute" very quickly. If you're stupid enough to be caught with 10 pounds of illegal drugs, you deserve to be sent up. What you did WAS a crime.....and made you a REAL criminal. My advice to you is lay down the meth pipe- better yet, break it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 at 01:25 PM
    KELLY I HAVE ONE WORD FOR YOU--(STUPID!!!!!)
  • by kelly Location: kingston on Dec 11, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    you all Dont have any idea what you are talking about i do i got caught with ten punds of drugs and they took me to jail i mean the cops should not be bothering me they should be finding real criminals people that break the law becase having drugs is not against the law
  • by kelly on Dec 11, 2007 at 02:53 AM
    it`s all about the boys in blue gettin out and arresting someone to get their quota,,or whatever
  • by Fast Food SuX Location: In the area on Dec 10, 2007 at 10:58 PM
    High 5 to Mork. Kelly from Kingston needs to hide her stuff before the OK cops come to her door. You only whine about them if you are feeling guilty!
  • by guess who on Dec 10, 2007 at 06:52 PM
    OK people think about it These people getting arrested owe money to the county. This money will be used for the county. ok well who is paying for the cops to waste their time going door to door to find the law breakers. TAXPAYERS!!!!!! In the long run the taxpayers are going to be paying more for the cops doing this and for the cost of housing the criminals than what the criminals owe. And if it was that bad of a crime they should have been put in jail in the first place and not fined!!!!!!
  • by billy Location: denison on Dec 10, 2007 at 06:18 PM
    o kell yyou just dont get it do ya i guess they are right you cant teach an old dog new tricks
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