For Hometown News
DAYTONA BEACH -- Operation Safe Surrender at Friendship Baptist Church attracted 27 people with outstanding warrants on Nov. 13.
Only one person went to jail, charged with two counts of burglary; the other 26 were released at the church.
The joint effort by police, the state attorney's office, the public defender's office and Volusia County Judge Bell Schumann cleared 13 felony warrants, one civil writ and 20 misdemeanor warrants.
The event was an opportunity for individuals to turn themselves in for minor warrants in a safe and friendly environment. The event was staffed by community and church members with Daytona Beach Police Department officers providing procedural assistance.