After a Magistrate Court judge had signed an arrest warrant, it becomes an active warrant directed to all law enforcement officers within the county. Under the authority of the arrest warrant, an officer may apprehend and detain the suspect until he can be brought before the judge for a hearing. The officer is not required to provide a copy of the arrest warrant to the suspect at the time of arrest; however, a copy must be provided to the suspect as soon as possible after the arrest. The officer must state in clear terms that he is making the arrest based on an active arrest warrant and state the charges that are outstanding against the suspect. To search for arrest records and warrants in Sumter County, you can utilize the online Public Index.
Sumter County arrest records and warrants.
Begin your warrant search by accessing the Public Index for the Third Judicial Circuit online. You can search by name, case type, and action type to find open and closed criminal cases and warrants. If you want more details or copies of court records, you will need to contact the Magistrate Court that issued the arrest warrant or the Clerk of Court for Sumter County. Both offices maintain records of all cases pending before the court and can help you locate specific court records. However, neither office is permitted to give legal advice to anyone.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
To view some outstanding warrants in Sumter County, access the Most Wanted section online through the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. This lists the county’s most wanted fugitives by name. For more information, you can contact the Warrants Division at 803-436-2021.
Crime statistics for Sumter County, SC
Crime statistics for Sumter County from 2006 through 2010 are located on the Sheriff’s website. Overall, non-violent crimes were much more prevalent than violent crimes such as murder and rape. The majority of crimes committed in Sumter County during this period were related to burglary and larceny.