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, or via 936-598-5600. 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.