When local law enforcement officials have a compelling reason to believe that they know which individual committed a particular crime, they can speak with a judge or a magistrate. They request an arrest warrant be placed against the person indicated. Assuming that the court approves the judge or magistrate, they will sign the arrest warrant, giving law enforcement officials 48 hours to apprehend the person indicated. For Menard County warrants to be considered valid, they must also have the suspect accused and the name of the crimes they stand accused of having committed. The full language of Texas arrest warrants can be found at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
If you’re concerned that a warrant has been placed in your name, it is crucial to contact police officials as soon as possible. You may do so either by visiting Menard County’s sheriff at 205 Tipton, in Menard, TX 76859, or by calling 325-396-4705. As many counties throughout Texas only divulge warrant information in person, it may be necessary for you to visit the sheriff’s office. When searching for arrest records for Menard County, TX, you can use this database, as provided by the TDCJ: https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. Or, you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
If a warrant has been issued for you, we highly advise that you turn yourself in as quickly as possible. Often, this will allow the courts to grant you a greater degree of leniency. If an arrest warrant has been issued for another county within the state of Texas, then all of the above still applies. This is because Texas, and not individual counties, issue both arrest and active warrants.