10/17/2012 - Multi-Jurisdictional Warrant Roundup held

A Multijurisdictional Arrest Warrant Roundup

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC [October 17, 2012] – Starting at 6:00 AM this morning 131 law enforcement officers representing 24 agencies spread out across Spartanburg County to track

down and arrest individuals who had outstanding warrants for their arrest. At noon today Sheriff Wright addressed the media to provide them with an update on this operation. As of noon today just over 150 arrest warrants on 90 suspects had been served. The arrested individuals were transported to the Fairforest Baptist Church where they went through the intake process and awaited transport to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

In preparation for this operation law enforcement officers researched between 4000 – 5000 outstanding arrest warrants issued on individuals by authorities in jurisdictions from across the State of South Carolina. During the course of the investigation of these arrest warrants it was discovered that 200 suspects were either already in jail within the state or were deceased. Upon completion of the research there were 700 – 800 active arrest warrants that are trying to be served during Operation Dragnet. Some of these arrest warrants are 6 to 7 years old. The operation will continue in force until later today. Authorities feel that individuals will continue to be located or turn themselves in to law enforcement in the days ahead as a result of today’s operation.

The following agencies are participating in Operation Dragnet:

Lyman Police Department
Duncan Police Department
Wellford Police Department
Landrum Police Department
Campobello Police Department
Inman Police Department
Chesnee Police Department
Cowpens Police Department
Pacolet Police Department
Woodruff Police Department
Spartanburg Police Department
Greenville Police Department
Gaffney Police Department
Greer Police Department
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
Union County Sheriff’s Office
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office
Lexington County Sheriff’s Office
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
Spartanburg Probation and Parole Services
Cherokee Probation and Parole Services
United States Marshal Service Task Force

Sheriff Chuck Wright would like to thank every officer, deputy and agent and the agency they represent for their participation in this operation. Operations like this serve as reminder to the community that law enforcement agencies who work together make our communities safer and better places to live and work.