DeWitt warrant roundup nets 30 arrests

The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office recently completed a 16-day warrant round-up, arresting 30 people and clearing 74 warrants.

The deputies were asked to focus on outstanding warrants in the local data base that contains about 5,500 warrants, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Most warrants originated from unpaid misdemeanor traffic tickets issued by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and area law enforcement agencies.

The remaining warrants ranged from misdemeanor thefts to aggravated assault and narcotic possession.

Only a small percentage of the warrants were for people with local addresses, according to the news release.

Most of the warrants were for non-residents stopped by local or state law enforcement on traffic related offenses while traveling through the county.

Deputies on patrol duty during normal shifts executed the warrant roundup. A special emphasis was placed on locating people within DeWitt County with outstanding warrants.

The average fine amount was roughly $200 per warrant, not including court costs, according to the news release.