Scott County, Indiana Arrest Records and Warrants

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By no means, the police are the only justice agency that keeps records on active warrants from Scott County, Indiana. Several other state departments get access to all information about a criminal matter. While it is understandable how the court would be involved in a case, it is hard for people to imagine why the county clerk’s department would have information on arrest warrants.

Once the investigation is concluded in a criminal case, and no arrests have been made from the crime scene, the police are obligated to contact the Scott County magistrate’s court for an active warrant. While legally, warrants are defined as judicial orders, they are never issued by the tribunal of its own accord.

An affidavit from the sheriff’s department is a must to get the warrant issue procedure started. Although the cops are required to present all the details about the crime and the alleged offender’s culpability before the court, the magistrate has the responsibility to ensure that there is probable cause in the case.

Once an order for detention is signed, it goes into effect and is quickly handed over to the police. Suppose the accused cannot be nabbed within a reasonable period after the issue of the decree. In that case, the active order turns into an outstanding warrant, and it is then stored in the national FBI database along with the repositories hosted by local law agencies.

For this reason, a warrant search in Scott County can be started by going to any of the agency offices listed in this article.

  • Department of the sheriff: 111 South First Street, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
  • Magistrate’s court: 252 E McClain St, Scottsburg, IN 47170
  • Department of the County Clerk: 1 E Maclain St, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170


Is it possible to get a hold of Scott County’s warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (At the time of writing, 2021)             

  • For information on arrests and inmates, call the Scott County Sheriff’s at (812) 752-8400.
  • For arrest records, police reports, and accident reports from Scottsburg PD, get in touch with the agency at (812) 752-4462.
  • For information on arrest warrants, call the Superior Court at 812-752-8424.
  • For victim’s assistance, call the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at 812-752-8466.
  • For information on filing a request for a criminal background search, call the Office of the Clerk of Court at 812-752-8420.


Crime statistics of Scott County

In 2019, the annual crime rate of Scott County was 225-cases. The annual total was the sum of around 220 property crime cases and fewer than 10 violent crime cases. Of the violent offenses reported, rape cases had the highest rate of occurrence with 4 matters filed against such offenses. Larceny thefts were the most frequently occurring property crime, with an annual average of almost 145 cases.

With nearly 500 incidents of crime being reported annually, Scott County, IN, falls in the middle of the state’s crime spectrum. From 2001 to 2008, nearly 4000 criminal complaints were filed in which less than 10% were violent acts. Also, through this period, violent crime grew by over 50%, while reported crime clocked in a growth of almost 30%.

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