Dillon County SC Arrest Records and Warrants

South Carolina Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Warrant searches in Dillon County begin with searching for active criminal cases. The easiest way to determine if a criminal case exists is to search the online court system for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. This summarizes each court case filed in Dillon County, including criminal charges through the Magistrate Court. The Magistrate Court issues the majority of arrest warrants issued in Dillon County. While some cases are transferred to the Circuit Court, most criminal cases begin with a Magistrate Court judge issuing an active warrant.
The online Public Index is an excellent source for basic case information; however, if you need copies of court records or more information about a specific case, you must contact the Clerk’s Office or the Magistrate Court directly.

Outstanding warrants and criminal background reports

To determine if there is an outstanding warrant pending, the best resource is the Sheriff’s Office. Because the Sheriff’s Office is charged with executing warrants issued within the county, it is the best place to search for outstanding warrants. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office maintains detailed arrest records and can assist you with criminal background checks.
Law enforcement officers can arrest someone without a warrant, provided that the officer witnesses the crime being committed. The exception to this rule is that if an officer has probable cause (a reasonable belief) that a felony has been committed and may lose the suspect if he takes time to swear out a warrant, he may arrest the suspect without an active warrant.

Are there any options to access details on Dillon Arrests and active warrants over the phone? (In 2021)

Because criminal history data is not considered private information, it is possible to find some details over the phone. For instance:

  • You can call the Sheriff’s Office on 843-774-1432, to find out about active warrants in your name or against your subject. You can also call the law enforcement office if you spot a suspect from the area’s most-wanted list.
  • Getting in touch with the clerk of court over the phone is another way to access details on warrants and judicial records. You can call this agency on 843-774-1425.
  • If you want to know if a person was recently arrested (in the last day or two), call the local Detention Center on 843-774-1435.
  • The Magistrate’s Court can also help you with details about arrest warrants since this branch of the judiciary issues most such orders. You can call on 843-774-1406 to reach the Dillon Central Criminal and Traffic Court and on 843-774-1407 to get in touch with the Dillon Centralized Criminal Domestic Court.

Dillon County, SC crime rates

The Law Enforcement Office of Dillon County managed to keep a tight grip on the violent crime rate of the area in 2019. While a decrease in the violent crime rate is definitely desirable, the fact that there was no increase in this figure allayed the concerns of residents. That said, the property crime rate surged out of control with a growth of almost 10%, which brought the annual rate to almost 1400 incidents.

From 2002 through 2008, approximately 9,700 crimes were reported in Dillon County, with about twenty percent of those crimes being considered violent in nature. An average of one crime was committed every six hours during this time, with almost half of those crimes happening less than one mile from the victim’s home. Over a 10-year period from 1999 through 2008, overall crime rates in Dillon County increased by almost forty-six percent.