Only the court of the magistrate gas the authority to issue Wabash County, Indiana arrest warrants. The police have to approach a tribunal with criminal jurisdiction to get their hands on an active warrant. However, the investigating officers cannot just walk into the courthouse expecting to be granted a warrant just on ‘words of mouth’ information.
A proper complaint has to be made in the form of a detailed affidavit that explains the nature of the crime and how the person being accused of it was involved in the act. This affidavit also has to contain details pertaining to the evidence collected up to that point. However, the charges don’t have to be proved just yet.
It is enough to merely make them stick so that the warrant can be issued. Active arrest orders never go out of effect; they simply become outstanding warrants if they are not served within a few days of issue. The sheriff’s office maintains a criminal repository that has information on all warrant issued along with Wabash County arrest records.
Apart from this, data pertaining to outstanding warrants is also kept in the central, FBI hosted database from where it is accessible to all police officers across the country. When a warrant search is initiated through a government agency, you will only be provided with arrest records and information on active warrants from within the state of Indiana.
So, if you are looking for nationwide records, you will have to use a third party database. One can be accessed by filling the form above. However, if a statewide search is good enough for you, try approaching:
- The sheriff’s department: 120 E 4th Street, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
- The clerk of court’s office: PO Box 277, Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
- The court of the magistrate: 401 Market St, Mt Carmel, IL 62863
At least one crime is reported in Wabash County every day; this brings the annual crime average to almost 400 incidents. Through the eight year period between 2001 and 2008, violent crime almost doubled in the area and there was a significant rise of almost 70% in the rates of reported criminal acts.