- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - During a June amnesty period, Sheriff Craig Webre says Lafourche Parish cleared up nearly 700 warrants, which was less than expected.

Beginning June 2, in cooperation with the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s office posted a searchable online list of about 10,000 eligible warrants. Residents were able to pay the fines, fees and costs associated with the warrants to avoid arrest. A standard bench warrant fee of $150 was also waived.

Webre tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1lrTWHX) the number of cleared warrants is still a significant increase over those cleared in a typical month.

Sheriff’s spokesman Brennan Matherne says the warrants were for unpaid fines for misdemeanor convictions that people forgot to pay or ignored.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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