One of the things about arrest warrants in Texas that can make understanding them a simpler process is that, no matter where in the state you are, they work the same way. In Texas, all warrants must follow the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and in specific, it must also follow the section called Arrest Under Warrant. You can read this section at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm. Below, we will go over the more important parts to understand to help facilitate your Tarrant County warrants search.
Tarrant county warrants
Before an arrest warrant can be issued, the evidence must first be presented to a judge in a court in Tarrant County. If the judge believes there is enough evidence to arrest a suspect, he will authorize and sign an arrest warrant. All arrest warrants must include this signature, as well as the name of the suspect, and detail the crimes they were accused of.
To start a Tarrant County TX Warrants search, we recommend first contacting Tarrant County TX’s sheriff. Their offices can be located at 100 E—Weatherford, in Fort Worth, Texas 76196. The Tarrant County Sheriffs Office also hosts many useful resources, including a most-wanted section http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/sheriff/operations-bureau/criminal-investigations/most-wanted.html, and an inmate search form at https://ijis.tarrantcounty.com/inmatesearch/.
We strongly recommend contacting a defense attorney before proceeding with any aspect of an arrest warrant.
An excellent resource for getting access to current Tarrant County prison inmates’ arrest records can be found here https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp, although it only searches the records of current prisoners. You can also use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
As one of Texas’s largest counties, Tarrant County had 10,032 prisoners at the end of 2010, with an additional 716 persons at the state prison level. These statistics come from the annual report filed at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf.
Can you do an arrest records or warrant search over the phone? (2021-update)
Not really! When it comes to information on active warrants, the Sheriff’s Office has a clear and unambiguous policy that they do not share this data with civilians. So, even if you are only interested in outstanding warrants issued in your name, you’ll still need to seek the help of an attorney or a licensed bondsman. Having said that, some amount of information can be sought over the phone. This includes:
- Details on inmates- 817-884-3000 – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division.
- For victims of crimes, information on their case- 817-884-1305 / 817-884-1307- Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
- For lawyers, details on outstanding warrants- 817-884-1289- Criminal Warrants Division of the Sheriff’s Office.
- For victims, assistance pertaining to their case and injuries and other issues – 817-884-3697- 817-884-3697- Tarrant County Victim Assistance Coordinator.
- For judicial records- 817-884-1574 (District Clerk) and 817-884-1070 (County Clerk).
Crime statistics for Tarrant County, TX
Of the 900 criminal complaints filed in Tarrant County in 2019, over 700 were property-related matters while the remaining were crimes against persons (violent crimes). Aggravated assault and rape had the highest occurrence rate in the violent crimes category while larceny-theft and burglary were the most common property crimes.