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Longview plans May warrant roundup

Longview plans May warrant roundup
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 11:23am

Persons with any outstanding warrants may be arrested at anytime, but the City of Longview will be giving additional attention to the issue during an upcoming warrant roundup Friday, May 7 - Saturday, May 8. During the roundup, added effort will be made to arrest individuals with outstanding warrants from the City of Longview. Prior to the warrant roundup, Longview Municipal Court mailed notification letters to approximately 5,700 defendants representing more than 9,000 outstanding warrants. Worth more than $3 million in total, the outstanding warrants range in value from $70 for a parking offense to $900 for a failure to provide insurance offense.

According to Assistant City Manager Chuck Ewings, “The purpose of the roundup is to pursue outstanding warrants associated with unpaid fines and tickets. As always, we encourage anyone with an outstanding warrant to pay the fines as soon as possible to avoid an arrest.”

Longview Municipal Court offers several options for payment. Customers may pay by phone at 903-237-1186; pay online at (online payments require an additional convenience fee); or pay in person at the Municipal Court, 302 W. Cotton St. For convenience, there is also a drop box located in the lobby of the Municipal Court. It should be noted that individuals trying to resolve cases prior to the round up will not be arrested at the court window.

Warrant payments may be cash, credit card, or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. A government issued picture ID card or driver license will be required when appearing in person.

For more information, including to check an outstanding balance, contact the Municipal Court at 903-237-1186.

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