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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Killeen Municipal Court, Police to enforce a warrant round-up next week

Citizens with outstanding warrants will be arrested from Feb. 27 – March 10

KILLEEN, Texas (Feb. 23, 2023) – The Killeen-Fort Hood Municipal Court and the Killeen Police Department will be partnering to enforce a warrant round-up from Feb. 27 – March 10 to address citizens who have active warrants.

 

“This has been a process,” Judge Kris Krishna said. “We first published an active warrant list, so residents could see if their name was on the list, as some are not even aware and sometimes people do forget. They could come to the court and pay their fines without fear of being arrested. Next, we provided warrant amnesty, which allowed offenders to pay their fines and have their additional fees waived. Now, after more than six months of warnings, we have to make arrests.”

 

A warrant roundup is a designated time period when officers are dedicated to targeting and arresting violators who have active warrants.

 

The City released the active warrant list in June 2022 and asked residents to search for their name and share the information with others who may be listed. There are more than 4,000 names.

 

During the month of December, the court offered warrant forgiveness, allowing citizens with outstanding warrants a chance to pay their fines, with all warrant fees waived. Some were even eligible for alternatives like community service or a reduction in their fine. That resulted in 61 citizens clearing 109 warrants with a total value of $58,418.98.

 

The City has released a third video with Judge Krishna explaining the round-up on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XxlTpCoKd8.

 

For more information about this program and the Killeen Municipal Court, visit www.KilleenTexas.gov/Court. The court address is 200 East Avenue D.

 

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