When law enforcement officials believe that they know who committed a particular crime, they can present their evidence to the county’s judge or magistrate where that crime was committed. Provided that law enforcement meets their burden of proof, the magistrate or judge will issue an arrest warrant for the suspect. All arrest warrants must include the name of the individual and the crime committed and must also be signed by the magistrate or judge. After the warrant is issued, officers of the peace have 48 hours, within which they must apprehend the suspect.
Are you concerned that there has been an arrest warrant issued for you? The best way to find out is to contact the county sheriff where the crime was committed. For Morris County, TX, this means contacting the Morris County Sheriffs Office at 502 Union Street, in Daingerfield, TX 75638, or at 903-645-2232. If there is an active warrant in TX for you, we advise turning yourself over to this office as soon as possible. This is because courts generally grant leniency to those who hand themselves over. If you’re searching for arrest records, you can visit the TDCJs Offender Information Search tool at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp, which will allow you to view the arrest records of the current prisoner population throughout Texas. Alternatively, you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Please note that because TX warrants are issued by the state and not by individual counties, you can be arrested no matter what county you are currently in.
You can view the law that explains how Texas warrants work at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
The 2010 Annual Statistical Report, found at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf, explains that at the end of 2010, 82 people from Morris County were in prison.