134 wanted offenders arrested in statewide ‘Operation Summer Blitz’

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — One hundred thirty four people were arrested in a statewide warrant sweep, “Operation Summer Blitz.”

The sweep was conducted from July 19 – 23 and was to locate and apprehend wanted sex offenders, domestic violence offenders, gang members, violent offenders, and offenders who have violated their conditions of supervision.

“There were 264 SCDPPPS Agents along with officers from 31 various federal, state, county and
local law enforcement agencies that worked in 37 counties throughout the state to arrest wanted
offenders. We also had 97 warrants cleared,” said Chad Gambrell, SCDPPPS Deputy Director for
Offender Supervision and Enforcement Services.”

The term “cleared” means that a warrant is disposed of due to an offender’s death, incarceration or relocation to another state.

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