LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Municipal court is calling the recent state-wide warrant roundup a success.
According to City Marshall Mark Carnley, the city was able to clear out more warrants this year than they had in the previous two years of the program. The roundup focused on Class C misdemeanors. Before the roundup Carnley estimated there to be around 18,000 outstanding warrants.
Carnley said during the period, the city made 150 arrest that cleared out 500 cases. Carnley said an additional 233 people came in on their own to clear out 404 cases.
"I was very impressed to have that many people come in on their own," Carnley said. "It showed good promise to see that."
Carnley said he always hopes that each year the department brings in larger numbers.