Oklahoma law enforcement agencies conduct domestic violence warrant sweep

OKLAHOMA CITY - On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies across the U.S. served outstanding family violence warrants to offenders.

"You can try to run and run and run. It's not any good. We're going to find you,” said Lt. Larry Grant, Oklahoma County Sheriff Warrant Team.

The crimes are serious.

"It will be domestic abuse of any kind, domestic violence of any kind, crimes against children and the family," Grant said.

The day is designated to warrant sweeps, a part of the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

The event has been going on for 14 years, and there's a specific purpose.

"If we can get one message out there to one person to stop what you're doing, stop hurting women, stop hurting children, get that message across, then we've done something," Grant said.

Sometimes, the suspects are either not home or on the run.

Either way, officials have to be on their toes.

"It's a well-known fact that domestic related calls are probably the most dangerous that any officer has to go on," Grant said.

If you're not home, law enforcement will go to your work.

One man was arrested on the job for violating a victim protective order.

If you have an outstanding warrant, officials ask you to turn yourself in.

Otherwise, it's only a matter of time until they find you.

"We'll come back for you. We're going to find you sooner or later," Grant said.

Officials said there are about 900 outstanding warrants relating to family violence in Oklahoma.

Some of the more serious crimes include stalking, child abuse and elder abuse.