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City participating in statewide warrant sweep

City participating in statewide warrant sweep

POSTED: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 1:57pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:39am

In an effort to bring closure to unresolved warrants, the Tyler Municipal Court has announced that it will participate in an annual statewide warrant sweep that will continue through March. More than 250 agencies across Texas will be taking part in this effort to resolve outstanding warrants.

“Similar sweeps held in past years have been tremendously successful,” said Court Administrator Cam McCabe. “In a concentrated amount of time we have cleared several thousand warrants.”

Arrests during the sweep will focus on warrants from all of the participating jurisdictions. Although the concentration is on Class C charges, which include traffic, criminal parking, penal code and City ordinance violations, higher charge warrants will also be served.

Affected persons are urged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction or jurisdictions to dispose of their cases voluntarily.

For assistance with resolving an outstanding warrant, contact the Municipal Court at (903) 531-1266. Warrants can also be paid on line at www.CityofTyler.org under the “I Want To” menu at the top of the page. A kiosk in the lobby of the Municipal Court is also available for those paying with credit cards.

Last year during the warrant sweep the Tyler Municipal Court arrested 213 people, clearing 663 warrants and 416 people voluntarily took care of their warrants, clearing 823 warrants.

The Court is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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