'Operation Joining Forces' Nets 24 Arrests In Wilson County

Wilson County law enforcement along with U.S. Marshals accomplished 2-dozen arrests in two days.

The agencies held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss Operation Joining Forces. Within the 2 day span of March 28th and 29th. Officers arrested 24 fugitives, served 36 warrants, and knocked on the door of 118 sex offenders to make sure they were in compliance with laws. That resulted in the arrest of 3 sex offenders.

Officers say it is the first of it's kind in Wilson county, but it won't be their last.

"We all came together as one and we want to send a loud and clear message to the criminals. You can run. We are coming after you. You can't hide. Move, move, move," said U.S. Marshal Scott Parker.

There are plans to continue this joint effort in Wilson County. Officers say during the two days no one was injured, and no guns were drawn.

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  • by Betsy Location: Durham on May 16, 2011 at 05:00 PM
    Excellent work by the local and federal forces. I must highly congratulate the local US Marshals Office and it's highly skilled officers. Your agency, along with others, keeps all Americans safe and secure. Thank you for your dedicated service!
  • by Anonymous Location: anywhere on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    AWESOME WORK!!! Good job to all who were involved! Now if we can join as a Nation and accomplish this goal in every state and county, we can reserve a special island for ALL criminals. That way,they don't take up our space, time, and money to support their criminal ways and they are able to do whatever they want amongst each other. AMERICA...we need a change!!! A nation without crime and streets to feel safe to walk on would be WONDERFUL!! We need to help these officers who work hard to make US feel safe to sleep at night!!! To the Officers: Round of Applause!!

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