23 arrested so far in Hamblen County 'warrant roundup'

23 arrested so far in Hamblen County 'warrant roundup'


MORRISTOWN (WATE) - The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department have arrested 23 people Friday as part of a "warrant roundup" and hope that number will increase before day's end.

All of the warrants served are issued by the courts, including failure to appear for court, violation of probation and child support.

As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, sheriff's department officials say they have successfully served and arrested 23 individuals. Deputies plan to work late in the evening to serve as many warrants as possible.

Due to individuals moving and sometimes faulty information, deputies say these people are sometimes hard to track down. The sheriff's department hopes the roundups will encourage people to turn themselves in rather than be arrested at home or at work.

The sheriff's department says it currently has 3,737 unserved warrants generated by the courts in their system. Officers typically serve 250 to 300 warrants a month, but with 20 to 30 warrants issued each day, they say it's difficult to keep up with the demand.

The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department plans to conduct several more "warrant roundups" to facilitate more arrests.

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