Police chief plans to arrest hundreds overnight Friday
CLINTON - A town's amnesty program ends at midnight Friday evening, and the police chief has planned to round up hundreds of offenders.
"Come take care of your citation or your warrant or you will be arrested, plan and simple," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said.
The program started 35 days ago when the town had 700 outstanding fines or fix warrants. As of Friday afternoon, more than 300 people remained on the list.
"Start tonight and it may not finish until I get every last one of them off the street," Dunn said. "It could last five days. It could last two days."
With the backing of the East Feliciana Sheriff, Slaughter Police, Wilson Police, Jackson Police and Norwood Police, Dunn plans to arrest anyone not in good standing.
"When we strike, we're going to all strike at once," he said.
He spent Friday making deals with people who made their payments at the last minute. He also spent the day filling up three buses, two vans and dozens of patrol cars.
Dunn warns even those who live just over the state line to not sleep heavy because he's working with Mississippi law enforcement as well.
"Twelve 'oh' one, we going to find out if your safe."