Sheriff: DeKalb is safer after these 106 arrests

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Sheriff: DeKalb is safer after these 106 arrests

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DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann is touting a recent three-day “attack on crime” that resulted in 106 arrests.

Operation Safe DeKalb 2017, as the sweep was dubbed, is the sixth of its kind led by the Sheriff’s Office Field Services Division. 

Thirty-one felony suspects and 98 misdemeanor suspects have been arrested, Mann said in a Friday news release. 

The arrested included two people charged with murder, two accused of rape and eight facing aggravated assault allegations. 

“The apprehension of individuals who are believed to have committed crimes of any degree has a very positive impact on the overall safety of our citizens,” the sheriff said. 

The initiative involved 416 primary and more than 888 secondary attempts to serve 1,200 arrest warrants. During the operation last week, sheriff’s deputies also set up unannounced safety checkpoints and issued 438 citations and 95 warnings for violations such as lack of licenses, car insurance and child-seat restraints. 

Participating agencies included DeKalb police and police departments of Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia and Pine Lake. Also assisting was the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, the DeKalb Probation Office, the Emory Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and the DeKalb County Marshal’s Service.  

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