HARKER HEIGHTS — The city’s municipal court participated with hundreds of other Texas municipalities in the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Round Up, which collected more than $163,000 between Feb. 14 and March 2.
During the roundup, police sought individuals with outstanding municipal court warrants and fines.
According to a report from City Manager David Mitchell, $163,419.85 in fines and court costs were collected from outstanding warrants.
The city collected $92,000 in 2013.
Mitchell said $55,128 of this year’s total was remitted to the state.
Of the $108,290.95 the city kept, $14,635.25 is considered “restricted funds” designated for building security, technology, administration of justice, juvenile case management and victim restitution.
The city recalled 780 warrants in the roundup, up from 604 recalled in 2013, according to Mitchell’s report. “Many of those warrants were outstanding. ... So (the roundup) allows the court to help clear those off the books.”
Killeen and Belton municipal courts also participated in the roundup this year, but their collections are not yet available.
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