One of the most important things that you can do to protect your family and your loved ones is to keep them out of the way of criminals and predators. For better or worse, the United States does not put a big, scarlet letter on every criminal and predator and person with an arrest warrant. Even now, persons that should be branded are walking our streets and sitting in our living rooms. Because they don’t wear a brand, it’s on you to keep them away from your family.
And this means arming yourself with as much knowledge as you can generate. More specifically, this means that you need to get as much information as possible about arrest warrants in Henderson County as you can and to remain vigilant that nobody you know appears on that list. Unfortunately, this list is not provided online. If you want to know who appears on it, you will need to contact Henderson County’s sheriff. You can do so by heading on down to the offices yourself at 206-A North Murchison Street, in Athens, Texas 57551.
If you are more interested in finding out which of your idiot friends has landed themselves in jail this time, then you’re going to want to utilize a tool provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This tool, known as the Offender Information Search, will display information about all of the persons currently residing in Texan jails. You can find this tool at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp.
Can you contact a state agency over the phone for Henderson arrest records or warrant search? (2021-update)
Calling the police or a judicial office can get you some information on recent arrests. But, if you are looking for the complete arrest records, a visit to the relevant agency office is a must. Ditto for a warrant search. That said, they will take any complaints against suspicious individuals seriously, even if such a complaint is filed over the phone. So, here is a list of agencies you can call:
- The Sheriff’s Office: (903) 675-5128 –Use this phone number to file a non-emergency complaint, to know about accessing an incident and arrest report and for general crime-related inquires.
- The Detention Center: (903) 677-6322- Call this number to know about recent arrests and the terms of release on bond if a bail hearing has been held.
- The County Clerk: (903) 675-6140- Get in touch with this office for misdemeanor case records, traffic fine related information and a warrant search.
- The District Clerk: (903) 675-6115. Contact this office for judicial records from the Circuit Court. Only felony and serious misdemeanor cases are heard by this branch of the judiciary.
Crime statistics for Henderson County, TX
Although the dip in the crime rates of Henderson County in 2019 was not significant, at less than 10%, it could be the start of a downward trend. In 2018, property crimes clocked in over 610 incidents while violent crimes brought in nearly 160 complaints. However, by the end of 2019, these figures had dropped to a bit over 580 and 140 incidents respectively.