by: Tony Thomas Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County authorities say they put a dent in the number of felons roaming the suburban streets during a major probation sweep.
They've had trouble at the home before and were on high alert as they approached.
Thomas was there as nearly a dozen teams of deputies fanned out across Gwinnett County Tuesday night, trying to find as many of the 130 felony probation violators in the county as they could.
“It's like hide and seek, looking for humans,” said Sgt. James Redfern, with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.
In all, deputies arrested 19 violators
Deputies said it was a disappointing night,
“Every time we go out it's hit or miss,” Redfern said. “You get a lot of people out there that they think they can get away with it. And that we are not going to come looking for them.
Deputies say many times they have to go to two or more addresses before they are able to track down just one of the violators.