Finding an outstanding warrant against someone you know or against yourself is a serious matter.South Carolina law enforcement agencies take arrest warrants seriously and continuously try to make arrests based on outstanding warrants.In order to search for an outstanding warrant for your arrest in Clarendon County, you can contact the county sheriff's office.However, before doing that you may want to begin your warrant search through the court system for Clarendon County.
Court record searches in Clarendon County, SC
To search for open or closed court cases in Clarendon County, go to the case index for the Third Judicial Circuit. This resource allows the public to search for court cases filed through the Magistrate's Court (Summary Court) and the Circuit Court.Since most arrest warrants are issued by a Magistrate Court judge, you should begin searching for criminal cases through this court.Some criminal cases will be transferred to the Circuit Court; therefore, do not neglect searching for criminal cases through this court as well.If you find an outstanding warrant or an open criminal case, you should get in touch with the Magistrate Court or the Clerk of Court to request copies of court documents or for additional information.
Clarendon County Sheriff's Office
The Sheriff's Office maintains arrest records and is an excellent resource for getting information about active warrants and prior arrests.Because of security reasons and privacy issues, the Sheriff's Office will not give out any information about outstanding warrants by telephone.You must visit the Sheriff's Office in person to request copies of arrest records, details about warrants or to request a criminal history background.
Clarendon County, SC crime rates
Over a 10-year period from 1999 through 2008, crime rates increased in Clarendon County by almost seventy-five percent. During the same period, violent crimes rose by almost eighty-five percent.Even though there was a larger increase in the rate of violent crimes, the most prevalent type of crime remained theft related.