WINSTON COUNTY - Keeping drugs off the streets of Winston County is one of the goals of the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. After receiving multiple leads and in a show of strength by the WCSO, a warrant roundup took place throughout the county Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, resulting in 36 arrests.
Initially beginning with 26 warrants, 10 additional arrests were made for probable on-view causes, when officers saw the offense.
Deputies surrounded each residence as a team before the warrant was executed.
“We went in force,” Moore added. “We would have the whole house surrounded. We’re a team working together, and when we work together, great things happen.”
All arrests were made peacefully on a variety of charges ranging from drug paraphernalia to burglary to sex offenses. Most were felony warrants, according to Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore.
“Due to the Coronavirus-19, we have only been making arrests for domestic violence, violent felonies and violent misdemeanors,” Moore said, explaining the 36 arrests during the roundup were for other offenses.
“We worked on this two weeks prior and got leads on the people we arrested,” Moore continued. “It was very successful, and I thank the investigators and deputies for doing an outstanding job.”
Moore mentioned he and the deputies and investigators will continue to monitor COVID-19 while doing whatever it takes to get violent criminals and drugs off the streets.
Responding in the roundup with Moore were Chief Deputy Brett Rodgers, Investigators Jacob Eward and Caleb Snoddy and deputies Josh Silas, Jonathan Oliver with K-9 officer Bojan, Nic Burns, Josh Bennett and Tim Williams.
*When someone is accused of a crime, it is merely an accusation until or unless the person is proven guilty in a court of law.
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