More than 50 officers from a variety of agencies hit the streets early Thursday morning, looking to serve misdemeanor and felony arrest warrants.
Major Lafayette Woods Jr., Operations Commander for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, said officers made 21 arrests, 19 of those on active warrants, and two others who were being sought on probable cause but for which no warrants had been issued.
Dubbed “Operation Bloodhound,” the round-up involved deputies from the sheriff’s department, Arkansas State Police troopers, enforcement agents from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Pine Bluff Police Department and the Tri-County Drug Task Force.
Woods said the arrest warrants varied from felonies like residential and commercial burglary to misdemeanors such as failure to appear for court. Arrests were made all over the county.
“We’re going to be doing this on a regular basis so if someone knows they have a warrant for their arrest, they need to contact us and let us serve the warrant or we will come and get them at their home or at their job,” Woods said.
Names of those arrested were not immediately available Thursday afternoon as paperwork was still being completed.