Cass County Rounds Up Suspects in Massive Warrant Sweep
BELTON, Mo. — Cass County has nearly 3,500 outstanding warrants in their system, and on Wednesday night sheriff’s deputies decided to do some housecleaning.
Deputies swept across the county on Wednesday, teaming with troopers from the Missouri Highway Patrol and officers from Lee’s Summit and Belton to narrow the list of outstanding warrants down to around 400 warrants, ranging from unpaid parking tickets to felonies.
“If they have a Cass County address, we’re gonna knock on their door tonight,” said Maj. Jeff Weber of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Dwight Diehl led the warrant sweep, fanning out across the county but especially focusing on the Belton area.
“We’ll have burglary suspects, maybe some armed robbery suspects warrants issued,” said Sheriff Diehl. “We want to get these people off the streets.”
Deputies say that the sweep will continue well after midnight, and while they are rounding up suspects they will also check on the 155 registered sex offenders who live in Cass County.