One of the potentially surprising aspects of Polk County TX arrest warrants is that while they are issued in Polk County, they are issued through the power of the authority of Texas. This has a number of potentially surprising implications. The first is that an arrest warrant can be executed in any county throughout the state of Texas, so that fleeing the county of the warrants origin will only delay the inevitable. The second is that these warrants can only be issued once a state law has been broken.
When a state law has been broken, police enforcement officials will appear before a judge or a magistrate and will present them with the evidence that they have gathered. If the judge or magistrate approves, they will issue an arrest warrant for the suspect, granting officers of the peace 48 hours to arrest that suspect. You can view the language that governs arrest warrants at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
The best way to find out if you have an active arrest warrant is to get into contact with the Polk County Sheriffs Office. Thankfully, this office has a Warrants Division that you can contact to help facilitate this process. You can either call the Polk County Warrants Division at 936-329-9016, or email them at aearly et polkcountyso.net. If you would like to look up arrest records for TX, you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you have an active Polk County TX warrant, the best thing to do is to turn yourself over to local law enforcement officials as quickly as possible. This will help protect you from further legal trouble that can come from evading arrest. Please understand that, because arrest warrants are issued for the entire state, you can be arrested even if you flee to another county.
According to the 2010 Annual Statistical Report filed by the TDCJ at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_2010.pdf, 475 people were in prison in Polk County at the end of 2010, with a further 48 in the state jail.