Newberry County SC Arrest Records and Warrants

South Carolina Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Magistrate Court judges issue arrest warrants in Newberry County after hearing testimony from an officer or considering an officer’s affidavit. Once the warrant has been signed, it directs law enforcement officers to apprehend and detain the suspect until a hearing can be held before the judge. If you suspect that you have an outstanding warrant, you should take this very seriously and contact an attorney immediately. You can also search for warrants through the courts and the sheriff’s office.

Newberry County criminal court records

Searching for active warrants and criminal cases is easy through the public Index system for Newberry County. You can search by name to obtain information about open and closed cases that have been filed in Newberry County. To narrow results, chose a specific court, case type, or action type. If you need more information or copies of court records, you will need to contact the appropriate court. Both the Magistrate Court and the Circuit Court maintain records of all cases and provide copies upon request (there is a fee for copies). Neither office can give legal advice regarding any matter before the court.

Warrant searches, outstanding warrants, and criminal background reports

The Sheriff’s Office maintains arrest records and can assist with warrant searches and criminal history background reports. However, you will need to make requests in person and pay a fee for copies and research. You can also request information about cold cases and the county’s most wanted fugitives.

Newberry County, SC crime data

From 2002 to 2008, approximately 7,500 crimes were committed in Newberry County. Of those crimes, almost 1,000 were considered violent, including nine murders and 69 rapes. The majority of crimes committed were related to theft or burglary. Crime rates increased in Newberry County by almost forty-five percent.