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OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. -- Wednesday, Oklahoma County law enforcement was on the hunt for wanted men and women accused of domestic abuse.
It was part of a nationwide warrant round-up aimed at trying to put a stop to domestic violence.
By 3:30 p.m., at least seven people had been arrested and taken to the Oklahoma County jail.
NewsChannel 4 was invited to tag along with deputies as they served warrants. Our first stop of the day was at an apartment complex in northwest Oklahoma City.
"Here we are looking for Pedro Vasquez. He had a warrant for domestic abuse by strangulation," Lt. Larry Grant, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, said.
Unfortunately, deputies did not find him there.
"Evidently, we were a little late. We talked to the maintenance man before we knocked. He's pretty sure that our target moved with some young lady," Lt. Grant said.
Things took a turn and got interesting at the next home as deputies searched for 25-year-old Joshua Fields.
He was wanted for domestic abuse and kidnapping.
After no one answered the door, officers broke in to find several people barricaded inside.
One-by-one they stepped out, including Fields, who eventually gave up hiding.
Fields told NewsChannel 4 he hid because he was scared, and told us he did not know he had a warrant for his arrest.
Both men and women were on Wedneday's warrant list. The Sheriff's Office says there are more than 50,000 outstanding warrants in the county.