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Abilene, other Texas law enforcement agencies prep to hunt down people with outstanding warrants

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 25 2013 10:48:09 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 27 2013 03:25:15 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene will be joining more than 265 law enforcement agencies and courts from across Texas in March for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup to track down people who have outstanding warrants.

According to Chief Marshal Monty Huddleston, the city has approximately 7,000 outstanding warrants on file at any given time. Within the last week, 300 more warrants were activated. Starting Saturday, law enforcement will be going door-to-door to contact people with outstanding warrants until Sunday, March 10.

Huddleston said people with outstanding warrants should immediately contact the Municipal Court to avoid getting arrested and to resolve all issues before the roundup begins.

“It gives us more of an opportunity to be able to work with those individuals,” Huddleston said. “In the long run I think it can save them some time, potentially some frustration and or a little bit of embarrassment if they get contacted at work or at other public places.”

Municipal Court is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located on the east side of City Hall at 555 Walnut Street. Contact the court office by calling 325-676-6333. Court officials point out that a telephone call does not constitute an appearance and continuances are not granted over the phone.

To pay a citation online, visit here. Warrants paid online must be paid in full. To find out if you are on the roundup list, visit here and look under the City Spotlight heading.