Operation Arrow results in 30 arrests in Onslow County
JACKSONVILLE – Nearly 50 law enforcement officers and support staff from state, local and federal agencies joined forces this week for
Operation Arrow – Onslow County, an enforcement operation that served outstanding criminal warrants and conducted compliance checks on high risk and violent offenders on probation and parole.
Officers conducted the operation December 6-8 and arrested 30 individuals on 59 separate charges. Twelve absconders from probation or parole were located and arrested and seven absconders were confirmed to be deceased. Officers organized into several multi-agency teams to serve warrants and conduct searches at the residences of probationers and parolees.
Significant arrests included:
• a subject arrested on a federal warrant as part of an FBI investigation of a dog fighting ring in Onslow County
• an absconder wanted since 2011 and arrested in Alabama as a result of information collected on the operation
Participating agencies included the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jacksonville Police Department, Onslow County Sheriff’s Department, and the Richlands Police Department. The operation was supported by canines and handlers from NCDPS, analysts from the FBI and analysts from the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NC ISAAC), the state’s fusion center.
“Partnerships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies are key to maintaining safe communities everywhere. No one agency can succeed alone,” said Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the NC Department of Public Safety. “We appreciate the work that our partners do on a daily basis and we thanks them for their collaboration on this operation in Onslow County.”
Operation Arrow will continue in other counties as a long-term, statewide warrant and fugitive operation led by the FBI and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.