38 arrested in sheriff’s Mother’s Day operation


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s seventh annual Operation Mother’s Day, which wrapped up Thursday, resulted in at least 38 arrests and $339,460 in delinquent child support payments.

More than 48 sheriff’s deputies participated in the two-day operation in six four-person teams, according to a press release from JCSO spokesman Major Lafayette Woods Jr., who led the operation. Deputies began each morning at 5:30 a.m., when they participated in an operational briefing and received their team assignments and arrest warrants.

The operation also resulted in several arrests for misdemeanor offences ranging from hot check violations to failure to appear in court.

Those individuals who are currently noncompliant on court-ordered child support with the Office of Child Support Enforcement are strongly urged to become compliant before to Sunday, Woods said.