By Joe Birch
The Shelby County Sheriff's fugitive squad has a new weapon in its arsenal. Crime Tracker shows you how computers will help pinpoint where the bad guys are hiding.
The long arm of the law went away empty handed in one search for a fugitive wanted for aggravated assault. The deputies' next move? Reach for a lap top to tap into a new clue to find where their guy might be!
Lt. John Harvey, SCSD Info Systems said, "The key to it is it gives them information at their fingertips." There are some 43,740 outstanding warrants the Shelby County deputies want to serve. Now in the past, the Sheriff's department had up to 5 deputies doing research at 201 Poplar to try and find where all these people are. The new technology will allow those deputies to get in cars with their computers and make arrests.