An arrest warrant provides the state, and individual counties within the state, to arrest an individual believed to have committed a crime. Because warrants are issued only upon suspicion of a crime, an arrest warrant doesn’t indicate that a particular party is guilty, only that they are suspected and will be brought to trial. In Texas, an arrest warrant can be issued when substantial evidence is presented to a judge or a magistrate, who must then authorize the warrant. All arrest warrants must include the name of the alleged perpetrator, the name of the crime that they are accused of having committed, and the signature of the authorizing state official. All of the language that governs how TX arrest warrants function can be found at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
To learn whether you have an active TX warrant in your name, you should start by contacting the Panola County TX Sheriff. You can find their website at http://www.panolacountytexas.us/Sheriff/Sheriff.htm. The street address of this office is 314 West Wellington, Carthage, TX 75633. You can also reach this office by phone at 903-693-0333. Call or visit the office of the sheriff to make your request. To look online for TX arrest records, you can use this site, provided by the TDCJ, and see all of the arrest records of current TX prison inmates: 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.
Because of the potential legal repercussions of evading arrest, we recommend turning yourself in as soon as possible if you have a TX active warrant.
According to the TDCJs Annual Statistical Report, filed at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf, 123 persons were serving time in Panola County TX, with an additional 11 at the state prison.