Authorities Arrest 16 Fugitives So Far in Gadsden County

By: Eyewitness News,La'Tasha Givens Email
By: Eyewitness News,La'Tasha Givens Email

Updated By La'Tasha Givens

Gadsden County investigators announced earlier this week- they would be rounding up residents with outstanding warrants. And today, in just four hours, they arrested 16 people with charges ranging from not paying child support to committing violent crimes. Many of them are still being processed.

Gadsden County deputies showed up at several homes throughout the county. Deputies say they have about 9 thousand outstanding warrants and they want to resolve these cases. Investigators say the warrants range from traffic violations and unpaid court fines... all the way to felonies... and most of the offenders have had plenty of time to turn themselves in.

LT Jim Corder with Gadsden County Sheriff's Office says, "The ones we took off the streets today were ones that just said ya know I'm not going to do it, I'm going to abscond. I'm not going to be at the address I'm suppose to be at I'm not going to abide by my probation rules and regulations, so we picked them up."

Corder continues saying, "Let's be partners. If you have a problem call us, let's set up a time for you to come in and let's work together to clear some of these out. Having warrants hanging over people's heads is not good."

"We have a lot of senior citizens here in the community that live by themselves and I think it's good because they're getting the criminals off the streets," says, resident Viola Baker.

Officers say they will work with the states attorney's office to make prosecution deals for certain misdemeanors. Their goal is to close the book on as many cases as they can over the next few weeks in a safe, non-embarrassing manner.

If you have questions about your warrant status or would like to set up a time to turn yourself in, call (850) 627-5374.

Gadsden County, Florida -- March 18, 2011 --

Deputies with the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and other agencies have so far arrested 17 Fugitives in a fugitive roundup operation. The operation is still ongoing at this time.

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  • by BCO Location: Gadsden County on Mar 24, 2011 at 09:41 PM
    Ok< I see how it's done...Respect of persons.
  • by Darnel Location: Quincy on Mar 20, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    who ever Quincy is, get the facts first before you open your uneducated mouth. That was an accident that eight differant law enforcement agencies investigated because he was a cop, in every case Corder was cleared ,but leave to uneducated pepole like you to make unfounded accusations and spread lies. You must be a wanted person so go turn yourself into the jail and if you can read get a publc records report for that accident from all eight agencies and get the facts, thats if u can read!!! And yes i'm a black
  • by Anon Location: quincy on Mar 19, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Who every said Corder will never be sheriff of Gadsden County, is right, right, right. Actually, Corder should have spent time in prison for killing those ladies on MLK Blvd. years ago. Instead another man had to spend time for him. God has Corder's number and he will dail it up when appropriate. Sheriff, now that's a joke.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    you may not like Corder, but he cares about Gadsden county, he has helped more people than any other law enforcement officer. He is firm but fair. Drug delers, gang members and thugs will not run the streets in Gadsden County as long as Corder and his boyz are on on the streets. I for one Gadsden County residents thanks Corder and the GCSO and tes I'm a black citizen living in Quincy. Keep up the good work Corder and GCSO
  • by Nosey on Mar 19, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    Don't come here to hide. Quincy is full of nosey people. You are going to get caught. Someone is always looking and observing you. Buy gas in Midway and you will see 2 or three people just standing around the parking lot watching and observing you. Come down the hill on 90, there is at least one Guy that has made it his full time job to watch every car that comes in and out of Quincy. There is no anonmity here, you will be caught. It is just a matter of time.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 05:38 AM
    cj, we all made mistakes in our "younger days" and we grow and learn from them. Jim Corder would be an awesome sheriff. He CARES!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 at 06:59 PM
    I agree 100% Alton!!!!
  • by cj on Mar 18, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    Alton,,,Jim sure has you fooled ,,ask some guys that worked with him back in his younger would be surprized ..He will never be sheriff in Gadsden Co.. cut too many in the back ..
  • by J C on Mar 18, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    they got 17 well that is a start ,,they said on TV the other day thay had 9000 out standing warrents ..Sounds like to me they need to get off the cells phones and leave thier girl friends houses and GET TO WORK ,,,too much riding around playing big wheels ...
  • by Alton Location: Quincy on Mar 18, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    JIM CORDER he is the MAN with a plan ....Gotta hand it to my main man ..Hi we need a few good men in there JIM your the man ..Hint Sheriff Election coming up ?????HINT HINT know you got some strong backers in the woods and small town of BIG Q town???
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