Finding information about arrest warrants in Texas relies on several different variables, such as knowing where to look and understanding what an arrest warrant actually is. An arrest warrant grants permission to officers of the peace to arrest a specific individual for a crime, and a judge or a magistrate can only authorize an arrest warrant. It is important to note that warrants can only be authorized by the court in the same county where the crime was committed. Texas warrants must include the suspect’s name, the crime that they committed, and the authorizing signature of the judge.
The best place to start a search for Nueces County arrest warrants is through that county’s sheriff’s office. You can find their website at http://www.co.nueces.tx.us/sheriff/, and you can also visit the sheriff in person at 901 Leopard St., in Corpus Christi, TX 78401. You can view the Most Wanted persons of Nueces County TX at http://www.co.nueces.tx.us/sheriff/pdf/mostwanted/2011-1231.pdf.
If you do, in fact, have an active warrant in Nueces County, TX, we highly recommend that you turn yourself in as soon as possible. This will make the process of demonstrating your presumed innocence far easier than if you evade police forces. Keep in mind that the state issues warrants, so police forces can still arrest you even if you flee to another county.
You can take a look at the law which governs how arrest warrants function at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
By the end of 2010, 2,838 people were in prison in Nueces County prison, and there were as many as 314 prisoners at the state level. This information is from the 2010 Annual Statistical Report, as issued by the TDCJ, and can be found https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
How do you get details on arrests and warrants from Nueces County over the phone (2021-specific)?
- For non-emergency complaints and general information from the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office- (361) 887-2222.
- For contacting the McKenzie Annex of the Sheriff’s Department- 289-4200/289-4208.
- For recent arrests- 887-2300 and 289-4293/289-4238 for alternative incarceration.
- For crime data- 887-2219/887-2276.
- For information on arrest warrants, bench warrants and civil papers-887-2239/887-2351.
- For questions about a criminal case under investigation- 887-2230/887-2217.
- For County Court case records and dates- (361) 888-0580.
- For District Court case records and dates- (361) 888-0472.
Crime statistics for Nueces County, TX
Although there was a drop of almost 15% in the violent crime rate of Nueces County between 2018 and 2019, this was nothing compared to the significant decline in the property crime rate. The annual average of violent crimes plunged from more than 70 incidents to just a bit above 60 incidents. But the number of property crimes dropped almost 40%, going from 260 to 160 incidents.