The fact that several government agencies keep information on Jay County arrest warrants should tell you how important these judicial orders are. Unlike bench warrants and other legal instruments that have a fixed validity period, an active warrant once issued will remain in effect until it is executed, and till such time records pertaining to the order have to be held somewhere.
Three agencies have been chosen for the task of keeping arrest records from Jay and information on all warrant issues in the county. These include:
- The County Clerk’s office: 120 N Court St # 2, Portland, Indiana 47371
- The Police: 224 W Water St, Portland, Indiana 47371
- The Magistrate’s court: 120 N Court St, Portland, IN 47371
While none of these agencies allow people to do an online warrant search, you can try and visit their sheriff’s website at http://www.jaycountysheriff.org/. The used to show a list of most wanted criminals. On our recent check we couldn’t find that list available on their site anymore. You can try and contact them to get more details. The judicial agencies mentioned above can also help you with civil records. For instance, the county clerk’s department has access to the court dockets maintained for criminal as well as civil tribunals.
So, you can get the dirt on just about any legal matter that the subject is involved in including cases being heard by the family courts through this state agency. While there are several advantages of going through a government source of information, if you have an outstanding warrant from Jay County in your name, approaching a state agency will be the fastest way to get yourself arrested.
Fortunately, you can find the same information through a private vendor. Simply, fill the form above and you will be given access to a third-party database of records on arrest warrants.
Over 2000 criminal complaints found their way to the sheriff’s office of Jay County, IN from 2001 to 2008. This puts the annual crime average at just about 300 cases of which almost 15% were acts that were of a violent nature.While there was some decrease in the number of violent and property crimes after 2001, by 2008, the incident rate showed a distinct uptrend.Overall, through the period mentioned above, there was an increase of 10% in the rate of crime.