The warrant roundup led to the arrest of 23 individuals, five of whom were already in custody, said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Around 40 people were on the list for sealed indictments through Scott County for a variety of charges, as well as warrants.
"This roundup began at 6 a.m., with the bulk of the arrests having been made by 9 a.m.," said McMillen.
Assisting DPS in the roundup were officers with the Scott and New Madrid County Sheriff's Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force and the National Guard Raid Unit, which hovered above the homes in helicopters.
The Raid Unit is on hand to assist in the case of any foot or vehicle pursuits, said DPS officials.
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