Despite being issued by and through the courts of Runnels County, TX, all arrest warrants throughout Texas are actually issued through the state’s authority. This has several different implications, although the most significant is that an individual wanted by a TX arrest warrant can be apprehended anywhere in the state. All arrest warrants throughout the state must also include several specific details, such as the suspect’s name, their alleged crime, and a judge must authorize all warrants.
You can read the law that dictates how Texas warrants function at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
To find out whether or not you have an active Runnels County warrant, we advise getting into touch with Runnels County’s sheriff. This can be done in two ways you can visit their offices at 612 Strong Avenue, in Ballinger, TX. It is usually preferable to appear in person because the Sheriff of Runnels County may not be willing to divulge warrant information over the phone. Further, this will make turning yourself in (assuming there is an active warrant for you) easier. Because warrants issued in one county in TX are valid in all other Texan counties, fleeing to another county will only get you into more trouble.
To look up arrest records for persons in Runnels County, you can use the TDCJs Offender Information Search tool https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. This tool will only search the current inmate population. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly. As a relatively small Texan county, Runnels County had only 93 persons in jail by the end of 2010. This information was gathered from the Annual Statistical Report from the TDCJ at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
How do you contact state agencies over the phone for an arrest report or information about warrants from Runnels County? (Updated-2021)
- (325) 365-2110 -Call for information about recent arrests.
- (325) 365-2337 -Call for victim’s assistance
- (325) 365-2633 -Call for details on warrants
- (325) 365-2121 -Call for arrest records and incident/accident report
- (325) 365-2638 -Call for initiating a search for judicial records
Crime statistics of Runnels County
In 2020, the annual crime rate in Runnels County was around 140 (number of cases filed). Complaints were filed against 27 instances of violent crime and 117 property crimes. The annual average comprised:
- Murder- 1
- Larceny theft-42
- Car theft-7