An arrest warrant is issued by a Magistrate Court judge after he has reviewed an affidavit from a law enforcement officer and found probable cause exists to believe a crime has been committed. For probable cause to exist, the judge must find that a reasonable person would believe that the alleged suspect committed the crime in question-based on the facts presented to the court. Upon finding probable cause, the judge may issue a warrant and direct law enforcement officers to apprehend and detain the defendant.
Oconee County arrest records and warrants.
To search for court records and outstanding warrants, you can contact the Magistrate Court for Oconee County. Also known as Summary Courts, these courts issue warrants for Oconee County. Because multiple courts serve different jurisdictions within the county, you may want to begin your warrant search by checking case information through the Public Index. This online case information system allows you to view the status of opened and closed criminal cases within the county. By using this information, you can narrow your warrant search to the appropriate office. If a warrant has been transferred to the Circuit Court, you should contact the Clerk of Court for more information on that specific warrant.
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
To obtain information about active warrants that have not been executed, contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office’s warrants division. The Sheriff’s Office can also assist with criminal history reports, information about current inmates, and information about the most wanted criminals in Oconee County.
How can you get details on arrests and warrants from Oconee County over the phone (2021)?
- To file a non-emergency complaint/report and for general inquiries, use the phone number of the Sheriff’s Department- 864-638-4111.
- To get information on a criminal investigation, call 864-718-1052.
- To file a complaint against drug activities, call the Drug Hotline at 864-638-4122.
- To know about recent arrest, call Oconee County Jail on 864-638-4108.
- To learn about court dockets and judicial records call the Clerk of Court’s Office on 864-638-4280.
- To get in touch with the Central Traffic Court, call on 864-638-4126.
- For contacting the Magistrate’s Court (General/Criminal), dial 864-638-4125.
Crime statistics for Oconee County, SC
The drop of almost 10% in the incident rate of property crimes in 2019 was not enough to allay the worries caused by the increase of almost 30% in violent crimes in the same year. To add to the fear of the residents, the rise was attributed to a significant increase in the figures of aggravated assault, robbery and sexual battery, which climbed up by 30%, 12% and 25%, respectively.
Between 2001 and 2008, a crime occurred in Oconee County about every five hours for a total of approximately 13,370 crimes during the 8-year period. Crimes increased during this period by over 90%, with the largest increase occurring during 2004 when the number of crimes tripled from the previous year. During the same time, violent crimes increased in Oconee County by about 82%.