Tyler taking part in statewide warrant sweep

Tyler taking part in statewide warrant sweep
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:42pm

In an effort to bring closure to unresolved warrants, the Tyler Municipal Court has announced that it will participate in the fifth annual statewide warrant sweep set to begin March 5. More than 240 agencies across Texas will be taking part in this effort to resolve outstanding warrants.

“Similar sweeps held in past years have been very effective,” 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 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 cleared 2,150 warrants.

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

From City of Tyler

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