WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - It is time for the state-wide Great Texas Warrant Roundup; a time when officers make larger strides in serving outstanding warrants.
This is the 13th annual roundup and around 300 different jurisdictions will be involved, making this roundup the largest coordinated law enforcement effort of its kind across the nation.
Officials with the Wichita Falls Municipal Court tell our crews they had a pretty busy first day already, with people looking to get their warrants taken care of.
“If you walk in my door I’m still not going to arrest you. I’m going to try and help you. We’ll work with you but if you’re driving down the street and get pulled over you’re probably going to go to jail,” Stan Horton, Wichita Falls Marshal said.
Horton added his officers will be proactive when it comes to serving these warrants, and it doesn’t matter where you get pulled over.
“If you live in Iowa Park, Burkburnett, Electra, Dallas, Texas and you get pulled over and they call me I’m coming after you. We’re going to come pick you up,” Horton said.
Leading up to the roundup, the municipal court tried something a little different: an amnesty period where people could come to the court and have their warrants taken care of without the threat of an arrest. With that now over, officers are on the lookout.
“They may come to your house, they may come to your place of work and if they do you’re not going to have as much of an opportunity to set up those payment plans,” Attorney Dustin Nimz said. “Depending on what time it is when that warrant is served, a person could have a pretty long wait in jail before they are able to talk to a judge.”
The roundup ends March 6th, 2020.
More information about how to check if you have an active warrant in Wichita Falls can be found here.
If you have a fine, you can still pay it.
You can pay fines in person at the Municipal Court or by mail to:
Wichita Falls Municipal Court
611 Bluff Street, Wichita Falls, TX, 76301.
You can also pay online by clicking here, then clicking the ‘Municipal Court’ tab, and finally the ‘Pay a Fine’ button.