83 caught in Operation Community Impact



More than 80 people are behind bars after a three-day operation by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

“With everything we had going on, I think we are completely satisfied with the results,” Capt. Scott Gay said.

It was the department’s second year of Operation Community Impact.

Gay said the operation, which ended Friday, was brought back after 98 people were put behind bars in its first year.

This year, 80 Richmond County officers teamed with the Georgia Department of Corrections, parole board and probation office to search for those with active warrants for probation and parole violations and repeat offenders.

They targeted 100 violators, and at operation’s end 83 people had been apprehended.

Gay said deputies particularly focused on active warrants and high-crime areas.

Offenders were temporarily housed at the Richmond County jail before being moved into state custody.



Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:38

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