GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- A warrant round-up is in the works in eastern Grayson County. Authorities in the city of Tom Bean say they have around $150,000 worth of outstanding warrants they are looking to collect.
The town of around 1,000 people has just under 450 active warrants, and police say they plan to find the people wanted and make them pay up or serve time, but not all the people who have warrants live in Tom Bean. Most of the warrants are for people in the surrounding area who received citations while passing through Tom Bean.
And city officials say of the 450 active warrants, its not 450 people. Most of those who have a warrant have more than one and can owe up to $1,000. Which is why the city needs to collect the money.
"People need to take care of their business. If you are speeding, or get a ticket, come take care of your warrants," Tom Bean police officer Scott Barrett says.
"It’s not a game. You committed an offense, failed to take care of it. Now we’re trying to collect, and they don't do anything about it," Tom Bean court clerk Tammy Phillips says.
If you have active warrants issued for your arrest, you will not be able to renew your driver’s license until those warrants are taken care of.