One of TX arrest warrants’ potentially surprising aspects is that they can only be issued when a state law and not a local ordinance has been broken. One of the key implications of this is that all arrest warrants are issued with the state’s express authorization, meaning that they are executable anywhere in the state of Texas. You can read the full details of the arrest warrant Code of Criminal Procedure at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
For an arrest warrant to be issued in Texas, several things must first happen. Officers of the peace must demonstrate to the judge or magistrate of Presidio County that not only was a specific state law broken but that they have compelling evidence that implicates a specific individual. Assuming that the judge/magistrate agrees with the law enforcement officials, they will issue an active warrant for Presidio County, including the name of the accused suspect, the signature of the presiding judge, and the law that was broken.
If you’re worried that there’s an outstanding warrant for you in Presidio County, TX, then you will want to get in touch with the Presidio County Sheriffs Office. You may visit them in person at 320 N. Highland, in Marfa, TX 432-729-4308. If you’re searching for online arrest records, particularly for current prison inmates, you can use this search tool from 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.
Because the state issues presidio County TX arrest warrants, officers of the peace can pursue individuals over county lines, and arrests can be made regardless of the warrant’s county of origin.
By the end of 2010, only 13 people were in jail in Presidio County, TX. You can view other statistics from the TDCJ at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.