Several arrests made in early morning warrant roundup

The Opelousas City and Eunice Marshals office arrested several people Friday morning in a misdemeanor warrant roundup. It’s called ‘Operation Back to School Part Three.’

Some people in Eunice were awaken to an unwanted knock at the door by deputies. Officials are sweeping the streets of outstanding warrant charges, some existing from even two years ago.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Opelousas deputies teamed with Eunice police to hit the streets in search of 30 outstanding misdemeanor warrants. “We have a lot of people that come to Opelousas. They make bad checks, they run stop signs and don’t come to court,” said Opelousas City Marshal Paul Mouton. He added that some are up to thousand dollar charges and date back to 2017. “It’s important because we want people to know that if they don’t come and take care of their business then we’re coming after them,” he said.

Three people in one home were taken into custody. Two for bench warrants and one person was caught attempting to hide drugs. “We’re trying to get the illegal weapons off the street so everybody can be safe,” Mouton added.

Operation ‘Back to School Part Three’ is the third round up within days in Acadiana. In response, they have also cleared many illegal drugs and weapons from the community.

“Gun violence is all over the world right now. As we work these warrants, get on these streets, we speak with several people. “If they have illegal weapons we take it and charge them,” Mouton added.

A fourth warrant roundup is scheduled soon for a nearby neighborhood. A felony roundup is also being planned by the Opleousas City Marshal’s office.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

70°F Overcast Feels like 70°
Wind
5 mph S
Humidity
92%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Thunderstorms likely. Low 63F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
62°F Thunderstorms likely. Low 63F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Crowley

70°F Overcast Feels like 70°
Wind
6 mph SSW
Humidity
97%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Showers and thundershowers likely. Low 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
62°F Showers and thundershowers likely. Low 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Opelousas

71°F Overcast Feels like 71°
Wind
6 mph SSW
Humidity
95%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low around 55F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
62°F Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low around 55F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

70°F Overcast Feels like 70°
Wind
6 mph S
Humidity
97%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Showers and thundershowers likely. Low 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
62°F Showers and thundershowers likely. Low 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

New Iberia

70°F Overcast Feels like 70°
Wind
7 mph SSW
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low 41F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Higher wind gusts possible.
41°F Cloudy with rain ending overnight. Low 41F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Higher wind gusts possible.
Wind
19 mph NNE
Precip
60%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

Local News

More Local

Sidebar

Trending Stories