APD plans annual arrests

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Andalusia Police Department will hold its sixth annual Relay for Life Arrest A Friend from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fri., April 3, on the Court Square.

Those who would like to show a friend some love can sign “warrants” on Tuesday or Wednesday before the event at the police department, or on Court Square on the day of the event.

The person who signs a “warrant” to have a friend arrested must pay $2, and must set a minimum bond of $10 for the person to be arrested. The maximum bond to be set is $100, although acting Chief Paul Hudson said there could be “a few exceptions.”

Mug shots of those “arrested” also will be available for purchase.


Those who arrested in the Relay event can pay their own bond, or phone friends to collect bond.

An added component of this year’s event is the “APD’s Most Wanted.”

Hudson said these individuals are being served with their warrants for arrest before the day’s activities.

“This will allow for the individuals to raise money for their bond amounts and turn it in from the time they are served until 2 p.m. on April 3rd and they can avoid being arrested,” Hudson said. “We will release a list of the individuals who are participating in the ‘Most Wanted’ on the day of the event and enlist the help of the public to help us capture those who are fleeing from their warrants.

The Arrest-A-Friend fundraiser has been the largest generator of monies of any one-day fundraiser for the past six years. The goal for this year’s event is $10,000 and the APD hopes to exceed that amount with the help of the community.

“We ask for all the support we can get,” Acting Chief Paul Hudson said.” This is an opportunity to help a family member, friend, or someone in need. We never know when we may need the help that this money is raised for.”