Arrests began Tuesday morning for bad check writers in Marshall County.
After more than a month of giving people a chance to make good on their debts, law enforcement began arresting people.
Twenty-four law enforcement officers started knocking on doors as early as 4 a.m. Officers took the people they arrested to the worthless check unit at the Marshall County District Attorney's office to deal with bad checks and unpaid traffic and court fees.
District Attorney Steve Marshall said they executed approximately 100 arrest warrants. Marshall said during the February amnesty period they cleared around 700 cases and collected around $250,000.
"We give people the opportunity not to have to come to jail and that's a pretty strong inducement for somebody trying to do the right thing but also it's important that if we're going to make them that offer and say that we're not going to come get you unless you do the right thing that we need to be prepared to back up that promise and that's why folks are getting arrested today," said Marshall.
Some people were not located on Tuesday. Marshall said the arrest warrants still exist for these people and law enforcement will continue to look for them until they are picked up.
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