Amnesty program offered in district court

Amnesty program offered in district court
(Source: Raycom Media)

A person who has an outstanding warrant in Craighead County District Court for non-payment of fines and/or failure to complete public service work will get a second opportunity to take care of the warrant under a new program this month.

Officials with the Craighead County District Court announced Wednesday that district court will offer its amnesty program on March 22 in Lake City and on March 23 and 30 in Jonesboro.

The court is set to start at 9:30 a.m. on those days.

In order to participate, a person has to pre-register by signing up with the district court office by March 21 at noon and they cannot have participated in the 2017 program. The program is available for the first 250 people to participate.

"If you have outstanding warrants in the Craighead County District Court for non-payment of fines and/or failure to complete public service work, your warrants must be served on you prior to your Amnesty court date," officials said in a news release. "If eligible to participate, you will not be arrested when the warrant is served."

However, officials do ask that anyone who participates bring two cans of unexpired, undamaged food or two cans of dog or cat food. The cans will be given to local shelters.

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