22 Arrested in Cleveland County Warrant Sweep

Twenty-two people were arrested in a 24-hour Valentine’s Day warrant sweep, Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies reported Tuesday.

Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said deputies attempted to round up 53 people on outstanding warrants in a sweep that began and ended Monday.

While the sweep is over, deputies will continue to look for people who have outstanding warrants on misdemeanor and felony charges, the undersheriff said.

“We targeted those people who we believed we had current addresses for,” Burnett said.

About 40 county, state and federal officers participated in the sweep and arrest operation, the undersheriff said.

Those arrested were cooperative, and no problems were encountered, deputies reported.

Cleveland County residents can determine whether they have an outstanding warrant by calling the sheriff’s department. Anyone with an outstanding warrant who wishes to surrender may do so by reporting to the Cleveland County jail.