A total of 83 warrants were served Wednesday, said Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.
But the roundup began earlier this week, bringing the net total of arrests to 78 from 121 warrants, Caldwell said.
“We go out and get a couple early to put some pressure on the others,” Caldwell said.
And when some of those who have outstanding warrants hear that law enforcement is out looking for violators, “some will turn themselves in,” Caldwell said.
Having roundups once or twice a year helps keep warrants from getting stale, he said.
“At any given time we can have a warrants backlog,” Caldwell said.
Members of the Rome Probation Office, Georgia Pardons and Parole, the sheriff’s office and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force led by the U.S. Marshals started serving warrants at 5 a.m. and didn’t wrap up until mid-afternoon.
While the officers were not able to get any of those listed on the sheriff’s office most wanted list, there were able to arrest many wanted on felony charges, including burglary and theft, Caldwell said.
You can view the top 10 most wanted at http://mostwanted.floydsheriff.com/index.php.