Scott County, Missouri Warrants and Arrest Records

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If you are interested in finding out about the arrest warrants from Scott County, Missouri issued against a person you know, it would certainly help to understand where and why information on these orders is stored. The local police and the judiciary are equally involved in the release of active warrants.

While the Scott County sheriff's office frames the complaint against the suspect based on the evidence collected and presents this information in court, the tribunal has the actual authority to issue an arrest order. However, these powers are not discretionary. This simply means that the magistrate cannot issue a warrant just because the police want one. The issue of active warrants is to be based strictly on the determination of probable cause.

In order to ensure that there is enough evidence in the case to convince any regular person of the offender's culpability, the police present all case related facts in an affidavit which is submitted in court. If the details held in this petition are not sufficient to prove the involvement of the accused, people who have witnessed the crime may be called into to narrate their version of the story.

The document thus handed to the police is treated as a priority order from the judiciary. However, sometimes an arrest cannot be effected because the person in question is missing. In such a scenario, the arrest directive is held back by the police as an outstanding warrant. These pending detention decrees can also be executed in the same way as an active order.

Information on arrest records from Scott County and the issue of all active warrants is held by no less than three state departments. Any of these can be contacted for a warrant search. To connect with these agencies, head over to:

  • The police: 131 S New Madrid Street, Benton, Missouri 63736
  • The judiciary: 131 S Winchester St, Benton, MO 63736
  • The clerk of court: PO Box 78, Benton, Missouri 6373

Scott County, MO figures at the middle of the crime spectrum of the state with an estimated 1200 annual criminal cases. In terms of violent crime, the area is no different from any other geographical division of the state as it also clocks in an average of 10% of the total annual crime figure. In the ten years that ended in 2008, there was an increase of over 40% in the rate of violent criminal incidents while the rise in overall crime figures was comparatively lower at a bit above 20%.

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