In the state of Texas, as with many of the states throughout the country, an arrest warrant is an authorization granted to officers of the peace that allows them to place a named suspect under arrest. For a warrant to be authorized, evidence has to be shown to a judge or a magistrate. If the judge finds that enough evidence has been provided, they will sign the warrant, giving officers the peace 48 hours to apprehend the suspect. All arrest warrants must include the name of the alleged perpetrator, the judge’s signature, and brief details of the crime committed.
To perform a Montgomery County warrants search, several different avenues may be followed. Generally, we recommend that you start first with the Montgomery County sheriff’s office’s warrants division. You can find a page on their website that deals with warrants at http://www.mctxsheriff.org/divisions/executive_division/warrants_and_records/warrants.php. You can also visit this office yourself at #1 Criminal Justice Drive, in Conroe, Texas 77301. If searching instead for arrest records, you will want to visit the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website, as their Offender Information Search tool found at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp – can get you the arrest records of any person currently in prison. Additionally, you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Often, the best course of action, when confronted with an active warrant, is to surrender yourself as soon as possible to local authorities. Because Texas warrants are considered an extension of the state’s authority and not the county where the warrant was issued, you can be arrested regardless of which Texas county you are currently in. You can view the law that deals with Texas warrants at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
At the end of 2010, the TDCJ annual Statistical Report details 1,560 persons currently in jail within the county. You can find this report at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
Can you get any details on arrests and warrants from Montgomery County over the phone (2021-specific)?
The Sheriff’s Office and various branches of the judiciary do provide some criminal history information over the phone. At the least, they will tell you the procedure to access the details you need. So, if you are interested in a warrants search or an arrest records inquiry, do dial these numbers before heading down to the office of a state agency.
- For filing non-emergency complaints, providing crime tips, getting general information: The Sheriff’s Office-(936) 760-5800.
- For arrests records and warrants related information: (936) 760-5883.
- For inmate search and inquiries (936) 760-5800 #2; bookings and releases.
- For Victim Services- (936) 538-7705.
- For questions and complaints about worthless checks: (936) 539-7847.
- For women’s self-defense programs: (936) 760-5867.
- For civil matters handled by the County Court: (936) 539-7890.
- For criminal matters heard by the District Court:(936) 539-7855.
Crime statistics for Montgomery County, TX
The property crime rate of Montgomery County soared by 10% in 2019 as compared to the previous year to reach a high of nearly 5000 cases. But the annual crime average continued to prevail at the 5700 incident mark, owing to the drop in the rate of violent crime. The number of incidents in this crime category fell by well over 10%, leading to 100 fewer cases of assault, rape and murder.