Before starting any Internet search, it is important to have a solid understanding of the thing you’re searching for. This can make it significantly easier to not only find your query but also to understand it. In Texas, specific counties, such as Rains County, issue arrest warrants. Although warrants come from specific counties, they are issued on behalf of the authority of the entire state of Texas. This means that no matter where you are in Texas, arrest warrants are still valid. One of the implications of this is that fleeing over county lines to avoid arrest will not work.
All arrest warrants must contain the suspect’s name believed to have committed a crime, the name of the laws that they are accused of breaking, and the authorizing signature of the judge or magistrate that oversaw the arrest warrant process. Once authorized, officers of the peace have 48 hours to arrest the suspect and place him on trial.
The best thing you can do if you’re worried about Rains County arrest warrants is to contact the Rains County Sheriffs Office. You can visit their website at http://www.co.rains.tx.us/default.aspx?Rains_County/Sheriff. Alternatively, you can visit their main office at the Rains County Jail in Emory, TX 75440. Please be aware that you may be required to perform your warrants search request in person and at the station. This may be the best course, regardless of whether you have an active warrant. The best thing you can do is turn yourself in. Otherwise, you can be tried for also attempting to evade arrest.
In Rains County, there were 68 people in jail at the end of 2010, with an additional three in the state jail. This is according to the 2010 Statistical Report from the TDCJ at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
Is it possible to access the Rains County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current as of 2021)
- The Sheriff’s Office: Call for arrest records-(903) 473-3181.
- The Clerk of District Court: Call for information on accessing judicial records and conducting a warrants search- (903)473-5000
Crime statistics of Rains County
In 2019, Rains County’s crime rate decreased by 12%. Around 8 of the annual total of 56 complaints were filed against violent crimes, all of which involved assault. The annual crime average included about 50 complaints of property crimes. Among these were 24 cases of larceny-theft, 19 of burglary, and 5 of car theft.