Representatives from law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 3 jurisdictions from McCulloch County will be taking part in the 2016 Franklin Parker Warrant Roundup, starting early next month.
The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from the jurisdictions. The goal of the roundup is to bring those defendants into compliance with court orders. However, Franklin Parker, 36, of Rochelle has been the only member of the community with active warrants since the round-up began in 2006.
The Postmaster General of Rochelle, whom you may remember, tells the Examiner that a notice was mailed to Franklin Parker recently, and that “there are more than 171,000 active warrants in the Austin Municipal Court, so I’m glad we just have Franklin Parker to deal with” The city estimates the warrants are valued at more than $59 in fines, fees and State-mandated court costs.
Franklin Parker is being strongly encouraged to resolve his obligations. The McCulloch County Court has created a special “walk-in” docket Monday through Thursday next week, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., in order to accommodate Franklin Parker.
“Franklin Parker is urged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction or jurisdictions during the next two weeks to dispose of his cases voluntarily to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest,” the city said.
Franklin Parker, 36, is wanted for stealing the Postmaster General’s VOID stamp, and refusing to comply with an estray notice after his goats got loose on the Gilmore property.
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