Deputies Go On Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep Across Metro

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 7:20 pm
By: News 9

Today, Oklahoma County deputies went across the metro, rounding up criminals wanted on domestic violence warrants.

This is part of a nationwide effort to lock up these offenders and keep them from hurting anyone else.

The initiative was started in Oregon to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month, which started here in October.

News 9 joined the deputies as they went all over the metro Wednesday afternoon, trying to track down these offenders.

The first stop was near N.W. 43rd and Classen in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma County deputies surrounded this house, but when they knocked on the door, they discovered the man they were looking for had moved.

So, it was on to the next one, which was located at an apartment complex near N.E. 29th and MLK.

This time the warrant sweep team was looking for a woman, and though they were invited inside to look, they were not able to find the person they were looking for.

Something these deputies with the warrant team encounter a lot when trying to track down offenders that have made it on their list.

So, then it was time to regroup.

This time the deputies decided to split up to cover more ground, with one group going to a northwest Oklahoma City business, and our group headed to home on the northeast side of town.

Again, the deputies surrounded the home, just in case the person they were looking for tried to give them the slip or was hiding in a separate room inside.

Turns out, no one was home at the house or the next one that they hit down the street.

Though neighbors did not want to go on camera, they said they are glad these deputies are trying to track down those wanted for domestic violence related calls and taking them to jail.

In fact, back at the Oklahoma County Jail, the warrant team that went to that northwest Oklahoma City business did manage to find the man they were looking for and had him do the walk of shame, handcuffs and all, to be booked in, photographed and put back behind bars.

At last check, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said they managed to arrest more than a dozen people during Wednesday's sweep.

If you or anyone you know needs help breaking free from an abuser, call the "Oklahoma Safe Line" at 1-800-522-SAFE.