Howard County warrant search and arrest records

Texas Freedom of Information Act gives every resident access to governmental civil and criminal records. You can obtain many of these records on the Internet without leaving your doorstep. This article will present you with the best online sources that can be used to find Howard County warrants, arrest records and court dockets.

Where can you trace outstanding warrants?

To perform a Howard County warrant search, pay a visit to the sheriff office (3611 W. Hwy 80, Big Spring, TX 79720. Telephone: 432-264-2231). They do not operate an electronic database, so if you want to conduct an online inquiry, we suggest the search option offered by this website. It displays detailed reports that reveal a person’s entire criminal history including jail records. The information is constantly updated to promise maximum accuracy. Searches remain 100% confidential.

Finding Howard County arrest records

The county puts at your disposal an online jail records search tool that can be accessed here.  You may also choose to perform a broader arrest search by referring to the computerized criminal history system maintained by the TxDPS. With this electronic database you can trace a person’s history of arrests for almost all types of violations (misdemeanor and felony offenses) committed in the state’s territory. Only users who opened an account can search the database.

To locate a detainee in the county jail, you will need to refer to an extensive statewide database. The TDCJ will enable you to conduct a full Texas inmate search through an online inquiry tool located on its website (https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/).  You will not be required to fill in more than a person’s name, but for a more focused inquiry, you may choose to add additional criteria, such as race, gender, TDCJ number or SID number.

Search results will enable you to view the following details: the facility that houses the inmate and his or her offense history, release date (including parole eligibility date) and visitation rights.

Locating Howard County court records

There are two agencies that store the county’s criminal court dockets, the county clerk (300 Main Street, Room 104, Big Spring, TX 79720. Telephone no.432-264-2213), and the district clerk (312 Scurry St, Big Spring, TX 79720. Telephone no.432-264-2223).The former is responsible for misdemeanor cases; the latter deals with felony cases. Your first option is to arrive at these offices and submit a formal request to view public records. A more convenient way to carry out a case search is to utilize the county’s criminal records online search tool which can be found at: https://txhowardodyprod.tylerhost.net/PublicAccess/Search.aspx?ID=100&NodeID=110,210&NodeDesc=All%20Courts

Crime statistics

A total number of 1,545 crimes were committed in the county from January 1 to December 31, 2013. 179 offenses were violent (3 murders, 10 rapes, 19 robberies and 147 assaults); the rest were property crimes. Crime rate was a little high with an average of 4,328.7 offenses for 100,000 residents. Police incarcerated 302 people.