Monday, October 22, 2012

Sheriff’s Office Joins National Family Violence Warrant Initiative, Makes 67 Arrests

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division participated, for the 10th consecutive year, in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail started by the Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office. The initiative focuses on raising awareness for family and domestic vio­lence, and sending a clear message to offenders that they will be held accountable for their violence.

With the assistance of the United States Marshal Service, Maryland State Police and Prince George’s Department of Corrections, deputies attempted to serve warrants at 244 locations throughout Prince George’s County - apprehending 67 suspects and closing 68 warrants. During the investigation of warrants, 13 additional suspects were found to be incarcerated in various detention centers within the State of Maryland, and detainers have been filed in those cases.

Among the suspects arrested, 2 were for sex offenses, 36 for assault, and 12 warrants were served for violating exparte orders (protection orders), violating peace orders, harassment charges, child support orders, and stalking.

Colonel Darrin C. Palmer, Chief Assistant Sheriff, said, “Each year with this National Initiative, our community and communities nationwide send the message to domestic violence offenders that this terrible crime against families will not be tolerated. The Clackamas County sweep is always a success, and a great reminder that comminutes thrive when we protect women, children and families.”

The National Family Violence Apprehension Detail has been a nationally recognized warrant reduction project for 10 years, and includes law enforcement agencies from 22 states.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.


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