The Southern District of Logan County processed 132 felony arrest warrants in 2017 according to a report issued last week by the Logan County Circuit Clerk’s office.
That’s 34 fewer warrants than were processed the previous year, which was the most since 147 in 2011.
There were more than 100 warrants issued in the district for the third straight year after totals for the previous three years were in the double digits.
Combined, there are 297 counts and enhancements listed on the warrants, down from 348 a year ago.
Including 29 warrants issued through the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force and 24 more by Logan County, drugs offenses were the primary count on 74 — over half of all warrants issued the Prosecutor Tom Tatum II’s office.
The 74 cases is actually down by 13 from 2016.
Sex crimes were also high in 2017 with 12 total cases. There were four rape cases, three child pornography cases, three sexual assault cases unrelated to the rapes, a case of video voyeurism and a failure to comply with registration requirements for sexual offenders.
There were 13 cases involving residential burglary, commercial burglary or breaking or entering, many of which were accompanied with theft charges.
There were another 12 involving theft by receiving or theft of property.
Battery offenses, including two for domestic incidents, accounted for five warrants and terroristic threatening accounted for four more.
There were also warrants issued for endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful burning, hot check violations and tow for vandalizing an archaeological site.