Clayton police bust 41 in special op

JONESBORO — Clayton County police locked up 41 people in an eight-hour special operation that also netted stolen firearms.

Officer Gary Syblis said 78 officers, including Clayton County sheriff’s deputies, worked the detail.

“All were working this operation with a minimal use of overtime,” Syblis said.

Syblis said the officers started at 5 a.m. Monday serving warrants throughout the county. When the detail ended at 1 p.m., Syblis said it was declared a success.

“The operation was also considered successful because there were no injuries to officers or persons arrested during this eight-hour period,” he said.

Syblis said 41 fugitives were arrested and three stolen weapons, including an AR-15, were recovered from convicted felons. He said three people were arrested for possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.

He said the joint effort between the two agencies will continue.

“Clayton County police and Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work together on joint operations in the future, removing the criminal elements from the streets and making Clayton County safer for its citizens,” Syblis said.