No matter where you are in Texas, the same warrant laws and statutes apply. This is because the way that warrants function in Texas was designated at the state level and then handed down to each county. So that while an individual county must always issue a warrant, such as a Walker County warrant, it is also issued with the full authority of Texas’s state. One of the consequences of this is that you can be arrested for a Walker County warrant no matter what county you are currently in, as all warrants in Texas are executable over state lines.
If you are interested, you can read the full language that governs Texas arrest warrants at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
In Walker County, as with all other counties, a warrant is created once police forces approach a judge in a court and present to that judge sufficient evidence. Provided that the judge accepts this evidence, he will sign an arrest warrant, granting police forces 48 hours in which the suspect can be arrested.
To determine whether or not you have an active warrant in Walker County, TX, you would be best served by contacting the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. You can find a wide variety of different contact numbers and email addresses at their Contact Us page at http://www.co.walker.tx.us/departments/. You can also visit the station in person at 1100 University Avenue, in Huntsville, TX 77340.
Suppose instead, you are searching for arrest records for the currently imprisoned persons of Walker County, Texas. In that case, you will want to consult the search database at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. You can find this search tool at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Can I get criminal history (warrants and arrest records) information over the phone? (2021-update)
Yes and no! Although details on recent arrests as well as active warrants is considered public, state agencies are reluctant to provide information on warrants over the phone. So, this is what you can do:
- Call the sheriff’s office on 936-435-2400 and they will tell you how to initiate the warrant search process and will even investigate the possible existence of a warrant against someone you know. But don’t expect them to tell you about the warrant if one exists.
- Call the Walker County Jail on 936 435-2412 to find out about arrests in the last 24 hours.
- Get in touch with the District Clerk on 936-436-4972 to know more about a felony case.
- Contact the county clerk on 936-436-4922 for information on cases being handled by the lower trial courts.
Crime statistics for Walker County, TX
In 2019, nearly 240 criminal complaints were filed with the Sheriff’s Office of Walker County. Of these, 186 were against property crimes, with larceny-theft and burglary cases showing the highest occurrence rate. Approximately, 60 complaints were filed against violent crimes, of which almost 40 were against aggravated assaults.