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Court zones in on unpaid tickets

Annual warrant round-up begins in Feb.

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:30 am

Killeen’s municipal court is warning those who have warrants for unpaid tickets to pay or risk being arrested.

In February, the court and the city marshal will conduct an annual warrant round-up.

“We have screened these (warrants) to make sure they are active and that we have a good address,” Killeen Municipal Judge William Gibson said. “We know where we are going, and we know the warrant is due.”

Gibson said the warrant will not be a “hit or miss thing.” Authorities have double-checked records and are optimistic about finding multiple offenders. The program has been very successful in the past, Gibson said.

Offenders can make due on their unpaid tickets before February without risking the embarrassment and inconvenience of being arrested, Gibson said.

All active warrants require in-person action at the municipal court, 200 E.Avenue D. Third-party payments will not be accepted, Gibson said.

Killeen police will be assisting the city marshal in apprehending individuals. Preparations have been made to handle an increased number of arrests, Gibson said.

Those with warrants who are located by police will be arrested, taken to jail and arraigned, a news release stated.

The court accepts payments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash, money order, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

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