Monday, March 2, 2009

Stale warrant

Man, I would think the statute of limitation has run on that warrant.

We're not exactly looking at a murder here and how are you going to find the defendant?

Let alone witnesses?

Tenn. sheriff looks to serve 80-year-old warrant

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although unsure if he is alive. The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.

Clerks at the Glynn County Sheriff's Office in Brunswick, Ga., recently found the warrant buried in a records storage room while cleaning and mailed it to Tennessee.

Current Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes told The Elizabethton Star he is still under a legal obligation to find Rowland.