An arrest warrant is a writ that has been issued by the legal arm of the state of Texas, and it authorizes law enforcement officials to apprehend and place under arrest the person specified by the warrant. In order for a judge or a magistrate to approve an arrest warrant in Texas, police must provide good reason to believe that the suspect is the individual whom committed the crime. Once approved, an arrest warrant must include the name of the individual whom stands accused, the crime that they have been accused of, and the signature of the approving judge or magistrate. Once signed, perpetrators must be apprehended within 48 hours.
In order to search for Texas warrants, you will want to get into contact with the Midland County Sheriffs Office. A good place to start is by familiarizing yourself with the Midland County Sheriffs Offices website, which you can find at http://www.co.midland.tx.us/sheriff/. This website provides a great deal of functionality, including the ability to see all of the current prison inmates for the county. You can view this at http://www.co.midland.tx.us/apps/inmates/. To inquire about arrest warrants, call the Warrant Division of the sheriffs office at 432-688-4680. To look at the arrest records of persons throughout Texas, you can use this database: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/offender_information/index.html, or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you do in fact have a warrant issued in your name for Midland County, we advise contacting the warrant division of the Midland County Sheriffs Office, and arranging for yourself to be brought in. Please be aware that, because warrants are issued by Texas, they are executable over county lines. You can view the law that explains TX arrest warrant procedure at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
According to the TDCJ annual statistical report, by the end of 2010, as many as 806 people were in prison in Midland County, with an additional 103 at the state level.