Arkansas has an interesting judicial organization, so when doing an arrest warrant search for Sharp County, things may seem a bit convoluted at first. Every county in the state of Arkansas has what is called a circuit court. Circuit courts handle just about all legal matters, including criminal cases. The types of cases that the circuit courts do not handle are small claims-type cases and criminal misdemeanors. When looking into Sharp County’s outstanding warrants, it may seem as if the court handling the underlying criminal matter is unclear. Just remember that misdemeanor warrants come from the District Clerks office. Felony arrest warrants are from the Circuit Clerk’s office. After a warrant is issued from either court, they all go to the sheriff’s “Central Dispatch,” and they take it from there.
From 2001 to 2008, Sharp County law enforcement officials received reports of almost 1300 crimes, including three homicides. The Arkansas “CourtConnect” service (http://arcourts.gov/administration/acap/courtconnect) is valuable in finding out about arrests, active warrants, and the like associated with any of those reported crimes. The web address for the service is. Unfortunately, Sharp County is not one of the counties covered by the service (not even partially), which is a shame because the service gives case information, and you can search by parties’ names or by a case number. Hopefully, more counties will participate in the service in the near future.
The Sharp County AK sheriff has a website with many helpful items regarding arrests and outstanding warrants. The Sheriff’s office is responsible for all warrants in Sharp County, and is located to the rear of the Sharp County Courthouse, 30 A Court St., Ash Flat, AR, 72513. The office telephone number is 870-994-7356. Their email address is [email protected] If you send an email to the Sheriff’s Office, be sure to describe what it is you seek so that the message gets to the correct department and person.
For arrest records searches, consider checking out the Arkansas State Police’s Online Criminal Background Check System (https://www.ark.org/criminal/index.php). While the scope of the information is fairly limited by Arkansas privacy laws, if you have the right consent, you may find it very helpful for searches on Sharp County arrests and warrants. Be mindful. However, that information in any database may not be completely accurate or up-to-date. So the state police make a general disclaimer about using the information in the database.