Operation Safe Sweep: 27 arrested in 2 days

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff's Department arrested twenty-seven individuals following a two-day joint forces tactic.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Monday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 5, 2013 the Richland County Sheriff's Department, United Stated States Marshal Services, The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Orangeburg County Sheriff's office, and the Sumter County Sheriff's Department worked together to apprehend criminals wanted for sex crimes, and failure to register as sex offenders. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that this two-day initiative dubbed "Operation Safe Sweep" netted twenty-seven arrests, and cleared thirty-eight outstanding warrants. The Sheriff added that these operations make significant impact on taking fugitives from our neighborhoods.