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

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  1. abradley

    and they wonder why the jails are so overcrowded….lets not worry about the sex offenders drug dealers or murders lets do a warrant round up!!!

  2. easttxhunter

    not money at all…politics. warrants were recently transferred to MCSO and promises were made. no promises kept no re-election. think about what time of year it is…all politics.

  3. irocjohn

    if there was no money to be made there would be no round up…thats all its about,is money,plainly stated,most found a way to pay the fines,its pretty sad when you got the law in these tuff times preying on the poor for money…

    1. Scott Engle

      You know what it costs to store over 60,000 warrants? If they didn’t clear them people would think heck with it let it go to warrant they will never come and get me. It’s not a money thing. 1. If you didn’t break the law you would not have gotten the ticket. 2. If you had gone to court like you were told to you would not have the cost of the failure to appear warrant. 3. Then we the taxpayers have to pay for clerks to enter those warrants, and file those warrants both at the sheriff’s office and the judges office. Next a deputy to use county gas to go get you and bring you in. He then has to do the paperwork and drive you to the jail in Conroe . All this as someone who may really need the police has to wait because he is taking you to jail. When you get there taxpayers have to house and feed you. WHY? Because you got a ticket and failed to take care of your obligations.

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