Magistrate Court judges to issue arrest warrants in Laurens County after receiving a sworn complaint by an officer or an individual. The judge must review the complaint presented to the court to ensure probable cause for the warrant. Probable cause is not a determination of guilt but simply the belief that, based on the facts presented to the court, the alleged suspect committed the crime. If the judge does not find probable cause, he should not issue a warrant. To perform a warrant search in Laurens County, begin by accessing the online case information available to the public.
Laurens County arrest records and warrants.
To search for arrest records and active warrants, begin by accessing the Publix Index for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. This online case system provides information on civil and criminal cases filed in Laurens County. You can narrow your search for court records by name, case type, and action type. If you need more information on a specific warrant or criminal case, contact the Magistrate’s Court that issued the warrant. For cases that have been transferred to the Circuit Court, you should contact the Clerk of Court for Laurens County. Court officers are not permitted to give legal advice about a case; however, they can help you locate records about criminal cases.
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office
To obtain a criminal history report or to get information about outstanding warrants, contact the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Some services will require a fee for research and copies. There is some information about current inmates, sex offenders, and fugitives available free to the public through the Sheriff’s website.
Crime statistics for Laurens County, SC
Between 2002 and 2008, crime rates in Laurens County increased by approximately sixty percent. The majority of crimes committed were non-violent in nature and were related to theft and burglary. Only 32 murders were reported in Laurens County during the 7-year period; however, violent crime increased by almost 47%.