The Madison County Sheriff's Office has cleared thousands of warrants from its computer system, some dating back about 40 years.
Sheriff John Mehr told The Jackson Sun there were more than 6,000 warrants in the computer system last year when he hired a part-time employee to sort the unserved papers.
Mehr said about 1,500 warrants remain in the system to be served. He said thousands were cleared because they were out of date or applied to people who were dead or had moved out of the state. For those who have moved out of state, their local departments have been contacted.
Mehr, who took office in September 2014, said cleaning out the outstanding warrants has made his office more efficient.