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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:11 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Kevin M. Smith

Killeen Daily Herald

Arrests begin today and will last for two weeks for residents with municipal court warrants.

About 4,000 names are on the list of active warrants in Killeen.

“We’re asking everybody, please check the list,” Municipal Court Judge Barbara Weaver told the Killeen City Council in a briefing at a Feb. 5 workshop.

A list of names who have warrants in the city of Killeen can be found on the city’s Web site at www.ci.killeen.tx.us; click on “All Departments” then “Municipal Court” for the link.

Weaver said there are 160 agencies in the state participating in the warrant roundup.

Those with warrants can pay their fines at Killeen Municipal Court at 200 E. Avenue D, on the city’s Web site or via phone at 1-888-462-1156. Cash, money orders and credit cards are accepted. Checks are not accepted.

Weaver will arraign those arrested during the roundup.

Arrests will begin at 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday, said Jaime Ratliff, Killeen Municipal Court Compliance Collections manager.

People with active warrants will be arrested at home, work or wherever they are found, Ratliff said. After being arrested, they will have an opportunity to pay their fines.

“If they can’t pay, they’ll go to jail,” Ratliff said.

City marshals and police officers will be making arrests, according to a news release.

Municipal Court is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The court will be open special hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Active warrants include violations such as traffic infractions, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, forgery, harassment, animals at large and indecent exposure.

For more information about the warrant roundup, visit the city’s Web site, the Municipal Court building or call (254) 501-7850.

Contact Kevin M. Smith at ksmith@kdhnews.com or call (254) 501-7550

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