Backlog of Warrants

POSTED: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:27am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

The Denham Springs City Marshal has thousands of outstanding warrants to work though.

City Marshal Jerry Denton, took office at the beginning of this year.

He said over the last six months, his office discovered more than 10,000 outstanding warrants, some of them dating back to 1984.

Most of the warrants are for misdemeanor crimes, like reckless operation of a vehicle. But Denton said, there's no system in place to know whether the fugitives are wanted for something more serious.

Denton said it couuld take six years to get through the backlog.