Tuesday, October 28, 2014

100 Arrested in 12th Annual Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (PGSO) joined Oregon’s Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and various local law enforcement agencies in its annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail on October 21, 2014.

Twenty teams comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and law enforcement personnel from the Maryland State Police (College Park and Forestville Barracks), United States Marshals Service,

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Capitol Heights Police Department, Cheverly Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attempted to serve warrants at 295 addresses.

PGSO Deputies made100 arrests to close 124 outstanding warrants, the majority of which were domestic violence related.  Among the charges of the arrestees, 50 were for domestic violence related Second Degree Assaults, one First Degree Burglary warrant, one First Degree Assault Warrant and attempted First Degree Murder.  Additionally, a domestic related incident occurred during the sweep that resulted in an arrest.

In addition three detainers were lodged for individuals found jailed in other jurisdictions, two defendants were identified as having been deported, and one defendant is reportedly deceased.

Close to 1150 law enforcement members throughout the nation participated in the warrant sweep, making over 3500 warrant services attempts and serving over 919 arrests warrants. The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff reported the highest number of warrants served, nationally.

“This operation is always on our calendar during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Lieutenant Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief Field Operations. “And, we are always pleased with the results that we achieve because of the enhanced capacity we gain when so many of our partners join us in this important effort.”

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.


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