Before beginning your warrants search for McLennan County, TX, it is important that you understand exactly what an arrest warrant is. A warrant, whether active or outstanding, is a writ issued by the courts of a particular county. This writ must include the name of the person accused of having committed a crime, as well as a list of those laws that they have supposedly broken. The warrant must also include the signature of the judge or magistrate whom processed the warrant, and a notice that the arrest is to be executed within 48 hours of the signing of the warrant.
You will want to start your warrant search for McLennan County, TX with the local sheriffs office. Located at 901 Washington Ave., in Waco, TX, you can also reach this office via phone at 254-757-5000. You can contact the warrant division of the McLennan County Sheriffs Office at 254-757-5107. Please note that you will probably be required to appear in person to complete your warrant search. For arrest records, you can use either this link: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/offender_information/index.html which is provided by the Texas DCJ, or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you do in fact have an active warrant in your name for McLennan County, we advise that you turn yourself in to the sheriff. Often, this will allow the courts to grant your leniency for turning yourself in. Be advised that state police officers have the jurisdiction to cross county lines, so hiding in another county is probably not a great idea.
If you would like to look at the law that governs the way that Texan warrants function, you may do so here: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
According to the Texas DCJs annual Statistical Report (located at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_2010.pdf), you there were as many as 2,211 prison inmates at the end of 2010, with an additional 315 residing in state prison.