Photo courtesy Flagler County Sheriff's Office
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Flagler County Sheriff's Office arrested 101 felons during a three week statewide sweep called "Operation: Felon Sweep."
Debra Johnson, Public Information Officer for the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, said the initiative aimed to remove felons from Florida's streets. The operation focused on violent felons, felons with outstanding warrants and sexual offenders and predators.
Of the 101 felon arrests, Johnson said 33 were felony warrants and 68 were felony arrests based on probable cause.
"This was an agency-wide initiative. All road patrol units were involved in locating and taking into custody the people wanted on these outstanding warrants," Sheriff Donald W. Fleming said. "We have made progress in clearing up several warrants, but we remain vigilant in our endeavor to track down and apprehend those with active warrants as we do throughout the year."
A list of people with active warrants can be found on the sheriff's office's website, www.myfcso.us. Once there, click on "Most Wanted" to see who has an outstanding warrant. Johnson said the list is regularly updated and visitors are encouraged to check back frequently for updates.
If you know the location of a person listed to have an active warrant, Johnson said to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-313-4911.
Johnson said the combined efforts from 44 sheriff's offices across the state resulted in numerous felons being taken off the street.
Florida Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Susan Benton said, "Felonies are taken very seriously and we at the Florida Sheriffs Association are proud to lead this initiative to get criminals off the streets. The Florida Sheriffs Task Force will continue will continue to work tirelessly to make Florida one of the safest states in the country."
Past task forces conducted by the Florida Sheriffs Association include cyber sexual predators, prescription drug abuse and "deadbeat dads."
First Coast News