Kanawha County Sheriff's Department goes on family court warrant sweep

Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department went on a search Wednesday to find people wanted on bench warrants from family court.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department went on a search Wednesday to find people wanted on bench warrants from family court.

The bench warrants were for failure to pay child support. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department arrested three people during the sweep.

Most of the outstanding warrants cover misdemeanor cases, which can cause a huge backlog of cases when left unsettled over time.

Deputies urge anyone who isn't sure if they're wanted or may have outstanding warrants to call the courthouse and turn themselves in to avoid being found and arrested "at a very inconvenient time."