Arrest warrants everywhere in the state of Texas function in the same way, no matter what county you are in. This is the case because warrants are processed, written, and executed according to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a state law. This law, which you can read on the sheriff’s site at http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/default.aspx?Sterling_County/Sheriff, explains the process by which all counties in the state must execute arrest warrants.
The process must always begin with police authorities bringing evidence to a county judge. If the judge or the presiding magistrate believes that enough evidence has been presented to sufficiently implicate the suspect, he will authorize an arrest warrant for Sterling County, TX. All arrest warrants must include the suspect’s name, the crime, and the signature of the judge who authorized the warrant. Once signed, police forces must apprehend the suspect within 48 hours.
The optimal place to start any Sterling County arrest warrant search is through the Sterling County TX Sheriff’s Office. Located at 609 4th Avenue, in Sterling City, TX 76951. Many precincts will only perform a warrant search request in person. Please be aware that you may be arrested should you appear in person, and we strongly recommend contacting a defense attorney before proceeding. You may use the TDCJs Offender Information Search tool at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp, which will enable you to view the arrest records of current Texas prison inmates. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Because the state issues warrant laws and not individual counties, a Sterling County warrant is valid throughout Texas. Further, police can execute warrants over county lines.
At the end of 2010, only four people were in prison in Sterling County. You can view more records at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
How do you inquire about active warrants and recent arrests from Sterling County over the phone? (2021-current)
- If you need arrest records (including details of recent arrests), contact the Office of the Sheriff at (325) 378-4771.
- If you have a question regarding arrest warrants, contact the Sterling County Court at (325)378-3481.
- If you wish to understand how to get access to criminal case records, contact the Clerk of Court’s office at (325)378-5191.
- If you need help for a victim, contact the Sterling County Attorney’s Office at (325)378-5621.
Crime Statistics of Sterling County
In 2020, the Sterling County police received 16 complaints against property crimes and 4 cases of violent crime. Together, this led to an annual average of 20 cases, which reflected an increase of over 30% as compared to the crime average of 2019.
While the 4 cases filed in the violent crimes category were all against assault, the offenses listed as property crimes included 8 cases of theft, 5 of burglary, and 3 of motor vehicle theft.