Throughout Texas, arrest warrants are handled in nearly identical ways. This is because the same law governs all TX warrants, regardless of the county where they come from. In fact, a Shelby County arrest warrant, or an arrest warrant from any county in Texas, is valid anywhere in Texas. This also means that individuals with an arrest warrant cannot flee to another county to escape a TX warrant.
An arrest warrant is an extension of the authority of Texas. All TX warrants grant police and law enforcement officials the authority to apprehend a suspect indicated by an arrest warrant. For an arrest warrant to be issued, police officials, or officers of the peace, must present evidence to a magistrate or a judge. If that evidence is compelling enough, the judge will issue a warrant, enabling law enforcement officials to apprehend the suspect within 48 hours. All TX arrest warrants, to be valid, must contain the name of the suspect, the crime, and the signature of the authorizing judge or magistrate.
If you would like to perform a Shelby County TX warrants search, you should start by visiting or calling the Shelby County Sheriffs Office. You may do so at 100 Hurst Street, in Center, TX 75935. However, you should be aware that if you do have an active warrant, you will likely be arrested upon appearing at the sheriff’s office. We also advise that you turn yourself over when possible if you do have an active warrant. If you would like to look up Shelby County TX arrest records, you can either use the TDCJs Offender Information Search at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp, which is mostly useful for current prison inmates, or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
As of the end of 2010, 156 persons were in jail in Shelby County. This data comes courtesy of the TDCJs Annual Report, located at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
Can you access the Shelby County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current in 2021)
- Call the Jail Bookings phone line at (936) 598-5601 for information on recent arrests.
- Contact the Court Clerk (District Court) at (936)598-4164 for a case search.
- Call the Shelby County Court at (936)598-3863 for information about arrest warrants.
- Call the Shelby County Attorney’s Office at (936)598-6100 for victim assistance and information on protective orders.
- Contact the Sheriff’s Office at (936) 598-5600 for arrest records and other police records.
Crime statistics of Shelby County
The Sheriff’s Office of Shelby County handled approximately 230 criminal matters in 2019. Of the total number of complaints filed, around 190 were against property crimes, while 40 were against violent crimes.
With 90 cases, larceny-theft had the highest occurrence rate of all property crimes. Burglary brought in around 60 complaints. Aggravated assault cases formed the bulk of the reported violent crimes, at 37 incidents.