200 fugitives arrested in Upper Cumberland
By Sparta Live | June 30, 2008 12:00 am
A seven-day operation led by
According to Sgt. Jody O’Dell, of White County Sheriff Department who also serves as a U.S. Marshal, Operation FALCON (Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally) 2008 was conducted in this region June 15-21 and spread across 32 counties, with five teams searching for the fugitives, including
O’Dell said he sent 60 warrants from
Many of the warrants were “older,” according to O’Dell, and officers were aided by the technological assistance of state law enforcement.
“The TBI parked their van in
As in the three previous FALCON operations,
O’Dell said some fugitives may have been under the impression they were shielded from arrest if they had moved into another county. However, 153 wanted persons were arrested in a county other than the one where the warrant originated.
“We had one run up in the edge of
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the number of arrests and warrants cleared in Middle Tennessee surpasses all other FALCON operations nationally this year.
“It was a good thing, and it was good that all the counties participated and gave us help. 200 arrests – that’s awesome.”