If you are doing an arrest warrant search in Scott County, AR, you may wonder what warrants actually look like. Most will likely read something like this:
The State of Arkansas.
To any law enforcement officer of the State of Arkansas:
It appearing that there are reasonable grounds for believing that “John Doe” has committed the offense of larceny in the County of Scott, you are therefore commanded, forthwith, to arrest “John Doe” and bring him before some judge or magistrate of Scott County, to be dealt with according to law.
Given under my hand the _____ day of _____, 20_____ .
Judge or Magistrate
Under the 2010 Arkansas Code, Title 16 – Practice, Procedure, And Courts, Subtitle 6 – Criminal Procedure Generally, Chapter 81 – Arrest, Subchapter 1 – General Provisions, § 16-81-104 – Warrant of Arrest Generally, warrants may be issued by any circuit judge, district judge, or city judge or magistrate. Active warrants may be executed by any law enforcement officer. To obtain an arrest warrant, a prosecuting attorney must file with the court an affidavit charging the person with a crime.
Thus, an outstanding arrest warrant involves the input of several entities, from the prosecuting attorney, a judge in the jurisdiction where the alleged crime occurred, and the law enforcement officers who serve it. One option for obtaining information on arrest warrants is the county court. The Scott County Circuit Court clerks’ office is located at 100 West First St., Box 10, Waldron, Arkansas, 72958, and their phone number is (479) 637-2642. The Scott County Circuit Clerk may provide information on both outstanding warrants and arrest records.
Since they execute the majority of active warrants for arrests, another option is the Scott County Sheriff. The sheriff keeps tabs on the almost 200 crimes (including 2 homicides and 20 rapes) that happen every year in Scott County, AR. While they do not have a website, they do have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ScottCOSO, which may provide some data on arrests and warrants in Scott County, Arkansas. The most efficient way to reach them is by telephone, (479) 637-4155. Their address is 100 W 1st St # 14 Waldron, AR 72958.