Marion County SC Arrest Records and Warrants

South Carolina Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Finding outstanding arrest warrants in Marion County requires searching through court records and contacting the county sheriff’s office. Magistrate Court judges that have jurisdiction in specific counties throughout the state issue arrest warrants in South Carolina. These judges take testimony and review sworn complaints to determine if probable cause exists before issuing a warrant. Once the warrant has been issued, any law enforcement officer within the county can execute the warrant. To find out if there is an active warrant for arrest, begin your search with the courts.

Marion County, SC courts, and criminal records

Searching for warrants and criminal cases in Marion County is made easy because of an online case system available to the public. This Public Index allows anyone to search by name to find open and closed cases filed with Marion County courts. Most criminal cases are initiated through the Magistrate Court; however, some are transferred to the Circuit Court. Therefore, you need to search by name through each court to find all of the criminal records for an individual. For more information on a specific case, contact the Magistrate Court or the Clerk of Court but understand there will be fees for copies of court documents.

Criminal history reports and warrant searches

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office can provide information about outstanding warrants that have yet to be served. The office can also assist with criminal history background searches to find arrest warrants that have been executed on a specific individual. You must contact the office in person, not by telephone, to obtain information about arrest records and warrants.

Marion County, SC crime data

From 2001 through 2008, approximately 14,200 crimes occurred in Marion County. That averaged to about one crime every four hours during that time. Even though most crimes were related to theft or burglary, the rate of violent crimes increased by over eighty-percent, but overall crime rates only rose by around seventy-five percent.