No matter where you are or where you live in Texas, the same laws govern the arrest warrant that may someday be placed in your name. Handed down at the level of the entire state of Texas, an arrest warrant is an extension of Texas authority to a particular county that enables it to pursue and apprehend an individual that is thought to have committed a crime.
However, a judge must first approve all Wood County TX arrest warrants. In order for this to occur, police forces must gather evidence against an individual, and then present that in a Wood County court. If the judge finds that there is enough evidence, he will sign an arrest warrant, granting police authorities 48 hours to make an arrest.
All Texas arrest warrants need to include the name of the suspect, as well as a listing of the crimes they are wanted for, and the signature of the judge.
A website has been created to help the citizens of Wood County stay in touch with various official offices. This website can be found at http://www.mywoodcounty.com/default.aspx?name=countysheriff, and is a useful way to find out information concerning Wood County arrest warrants. You can also contact the sheriffs office at 903-763-2201, or at PO Box 307, in Quitman TX 75783. We strongly recommend contacting a defense attorney no matter what you do.
You can find Wood County TX arrest records by using this search tool: 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.
In the annual report that is filed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Wood County held 277 prisoners that were arrested as a result of once having an arrest warrant in Wood County. You can find this report at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_2010.pdf.