1,684 named on Probations’ Freedom Week listing
by From staff reports
Feb 24, 2013 | 1615 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Freedom Week 2013, a program of the Bradley County Misdemeanor Probations Office, begins Monday and concludes on Friday.

Some 1,684 names are listed on pages 39, 40 and 44 of today’s Banner. These are names of individuals with active warrants due to failure to comply with court orders as conditions of their probation.

During the week, probationers with names listed may call the Probation Office and “work out agreements to lower cash bonds and do recalls on warrants, to get individuals back on track with probation and contributing back to our community,” according to Rich Kienlen, Probation Office director.

Judgments issued by the courts to those placed on misdemeanor probation may include:

- Failure to perform community service,

- Lack of payments on fines, costs, restitution or fees,

- Missed appointments, or

- Failure to attend DUI schools.

Kienlen said these are just a few examples where those granted probation reportedly failed to follow guidelines and have had new warrants issued for their arrest.

Kienlen said in the past some of the people listed may have been unaware warrants had been issued for failure to comply with court orders.

“If you know someone whose name appears in the publication, contact them and help us try to improve our community. This will allow the local law enforcement agencies to focus on other priorities during that week. Please contact Bradley County Misdemeanor Probation at 423-728-7121,” he added.