SHERIFF’S RESERVE UNIT TO ROUST MISDEMEANOR SUSPECTS AT SUNRISE
HOUSTON Texas – The Reserve Command of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) will send several teams throughout the county beginning early Saturday to apprehend residents for whom misdemeanor arrest warrants have been issued.
Sheriff Adrian Garcia urges individuals who face arrest on pending misdemeanor cases to surrender themselves to the Sheriff’s Office located at 49 San Jacinto Street in downtown Houston to avoid a sudden encounter with the warrant-serving teams going door to door.
“Otherwise you may end up riding downtown in handcuffs in a squad car, wearing your pajamas and without a sip of coffee beforehand,” the sheriff said. “Not to mention running the risk of spending Christmas in jail.”
The HCSO’s Central Records office at 49 San Jacinto, where arrestees can post bond to be released from jail pending trial, is open around the clock.
The Reserve Command, under the direction of Chief Kevin Maples, is made up of certified peace officers who volunteer their time to the sheriff’s office. Reserve deputies have arrested 158 people this year alone on felony and misdemeanor warrants and an additional 78 surrendered after the deputies contacted their families or friends.
The warrants to be served this weekend are mostly for Class A and Class B misdemeanors but will include some felonies.
Class A and B misdemeanors include, but are not limited to, certain types of assault, DWI, burglary, theft, harassment, gambling promotion, violation of a protective order, prostitution and indecent exposure.
An arrest warrant is issued when a defendant has not yet been apprehend at the time he/she is charged with a crime.