An arrest warrant provides the state, and individual counties within the state, to arrest an individual that is believed to have committed a crime. Because warrants are issued only upon suspicion of a crime, an arrest warrant doesnt indicate that a particular party is guilty only that they are suspected, and will be brought to trial. In Texas, an arrest warrant can be issued when substantial evidence is presented to a judge or a magistrate, who must then authorize the warrant. All arrest warrants must include the name of the alleged perpetrator, the name of the crime that they are accused of having committed, and the signature of the authorizing state official. All of the language that governs how TX arrest warrants function can be found at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
To learn whether or not you have an active TX warrant in your name, you should start by getting into contact with the Panola County TX Sheriff. You can find their website at http://www.panolacountytexas.us/Sheriff/Sheriff.htm. The street address of this office is 314 West Wellington, Carthage, TX 75633. You can also reach this office by phone at 903-693-0333. Simply call or visit the office of the sheriff to make your request. To look online for TX arrest records, you can use this site, provided by the TDCJ, and can see all of the arrest records of current TX prison inmates: 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.
Because of the potential legal repercussions of evading arrest, we recommend turning yourself in as soon as possible if you do have a TX active warrant.
According to the TDCJs Annual Statistical Report, which is filed at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_2010.pdf, 123 persons were serving time in Panola County TX, with an additional 11 at the state prison.