Montgomery County Pct. 5 Constable David Hill headed up a successful multi-agency warrant roundup Tuesday night, arresting 46 suspects and clearing over 300 warrants.
Agencies assisting Pct. 5 included the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Investigators; Deputies from the Montgomery County Precinct 1,2,3, and 4 Constable’s Offices, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Tomball Police Department.
District Attorney Brett Ligon, Sheriff Tommy Gage and Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden were on hand for the event, in addition to providing manpower. Constable Hayden and Pct. 4 Chief Deputy Barry Welch even hit the streets with the patrol deputies.
The surprise roundup began at 5:30 p.m. and lasted until midnight. In a meeting of all participants prior to the start of the roundup, Constable David Hill said his main goal was for everyone to return safely and his secondary goal was to clear as many warrants as possible.
Participating officers were divided into four teams that took stacks of warrants for particular areas and were available to provide backup for one another if needed. Those who were found and taken into custody were transported to the Pct. 5 Constable’s Office for processing. Suspects who were able to pay the fines owed were released and never taken to jail, but those unable to pay were transported by the Sheriff’s Office to the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe. However, most of those arrested found a way to pay.
“The warrants weren’t a surprise,” Constable Hill said, “People were aware they had not met their obligations for whatever reason, but knowing they might be arrested encouraged some to go ahead and take care of their business.
Constable Hill was very pleased with the roundup’s outcome and grateful for the assistance from the other law enforcement agencies, as well as Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Matt Masden and his staff.
“It was wonderful to see so many officers from different departments come together and work so hard to achieve a common goal for our precinct,” he said. “I also appreciated the District Attorney, the Sheriff and Constable Hayden taking time from their busy schedules to join us and show their support.”
On Wednesday, as word of the roundup spread, people went to the Pct. 5 offices voluntarily to pay their fines and clear their warrants.
The team led by Pct. 5 Lt. Jeff Buchanan arrested a wanted felon at a home in the Hazy Hollow subdivision where they went to serve a misdemeanor warrant on another person who was not on location.
Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden; Pct. 5 Constable David Hill; Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon
Pct. 5 Chaplain Scot Wall asks participating officers to bow their heads as he leads them in prayer before they disburse to begin the roundup.
Pct. 5 Constable David Hill; Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Gage; Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden