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Dozens of fugitives rounded up in Wilson

Posted March 30, 2011

— Twenty-four people wanted on charges ranging from drug crimes to sex offenses to illegal weapons have been arrested over the past three days in Wilson County, authorities said Wednesday.

"Operation Joining Forces" was the first joint law enforcement operation in the county, involving Wilson police, Wilson County deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, authorities said.

The 24 people arrested were served with 36 warrants.

Authorities also were able to confirm that 118 registered sex offenders in Wilson County were in compliance with state and federal registration requirements. Three other sex offenders were arrested and charged with failure to register as a sex offender, authorities said.


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  • mikeyj Mar 30, 2011


  • kcollier39 Mar 30, 2011

    i will bet that as of now that they all have posted a little bond and right back out on the street.the county will make a little mone off the fines,and they will be rightback to doing there crimes.

  • bmg379 Mar 30, 2011

    ever driven up old us 301 thru wilson and rocky mount? makes you want to never do it again,thats all I am saying

  • coffeecrazy Mar 30, 2011

    So, anyone ready to move their family to Wilson now?

  • cwood3 Mar 30, 2011

    May have to build a bigger jail-or turn one of those old tobacco warehouses into a jail.

    Do it right-order pink jumpsuits for them-and assign them to a road crew so some of our trashy roads can get cleaned up!!

  • saywhaaaaat Mar 30, 2011


  • bigal02282 Mar 30, 2011

    118 registered sex offender? Sheesh, what do they feed em in that county? I guess with all the strict regulations regarding farm animals these days......

  • ICTrue Mar 30, 2011

    Cops doing their jobs, can't complain about that...keep up the good work. Let's hope that the court system has your back.

  • hckyplyr72 Mar 30, 2011

    Did they offer a free Ipod or plasma to get them there? :)

  • ech Mar 30, 2011

    get em to the jail then let a magistrate set there bail and the cycle starts again.