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Home  |  News  |  Fugitive Task Force arrests 10,618 people – 6,105 violent offenders

Fugitive Task Force arrests 10,618 people – 6,105 violent offenders
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott created the Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force in January of 2006 for the sole purpose of targeting and apprehending career criminals. The Fugitive Team seeks out the most dangerous offenders with the mission of making our communities safer.

Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that from January 2006 to January 2012, the Fugitive Task Force has arrested 10, 618 people; of which 6,105 were considered violent offenders. The Fugitive Task Force has cleared 21,240 arrest warrants over the last six years. Sheriff Leon Lott added that in 2011 alone The Fugitive Task Force arrested 1516 people; of which 857 were for violent offences, and cleared a total of 2593 warrants.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Task Force combines the expertise of our Deputies with that of other law enforcement agencies like the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the United States Marshal’s Service. The hard work of the Task Force members and partnerships with the other police and sheriff’s departments is how they are able to reach such impressive results.

The Sheriff asks that anyone with information, on the location of any wanted person, should continue to call, email or text your anonymous tip to Midlands Crimestoppers.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

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