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Wanted since 1928: Cops aim to serve warrant

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by JamieinNH, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although officers are unsure if he is alive.

    The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.


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    Our tax dollars HARD at work.... :rolleyes:
     
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Only if you live in one of the 2 counties involved.
     
  3. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    Back then $30 was (probably) a felony, a weeks pay if you had a good job. Felony warrants are kept on the books in most jurisdictions until the person dies.

    Some jurisdictions have a tradition of issuing warrants and refusing to extradite. This keeps the bad guy out of their county.
     
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