Based on information from Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame, there is a scam rolling in Henderson and Vance County today (Thursday), and it’s pretty vicious.
Please keep in mind that no member of local law enforcement, nor any honest member of law enforcement anywhere, will ever call you to ask you for money that, when paid, will somehow keep you out of jail.
If there is a warrant for your arrest, chances are the Sheriff’s Office is not going to call you first. A deputy or member of law enforcement will come to you to serve you.
If you are in fact arrested and taken away, you will appear before a magistrate. The magistrate will set bond, and monies paid by you or a bondsman can prevent your incarceration when the circumstances and bonding guidelines and law allows it.
It would be very rare for any member of law enforcement to ever call someone to turn themselves in, and it would be even more rare for any law enforcement officer to ever ask for money for any reason. It is not how the criminal or civil process works.
In addition, there is no circumstance EVER where you can pay a third party business, individual or institution to deal with avoiding a warrant.
Best advice. Hang up. Don’t give personal information. Don’t go somewhere to pay anything. And don’t get scammed.
If you need assistance call the Henderson Police Department at 438 4141, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 738 2200, and 911 if there is an emergency.