There are only two ways to determine if a detention order is in place against you; either you can wait to be arrested as soon as you are pulled up for a minor infraction, or you could go for an arrest warrant search in Macon County, MO. Needless to say, the second option seems and is decidedly simpler.
Police officers have the authority to make arrests under warrants at any place and at any time. So, do not allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security under the assumption that an outstanding warrant from your past will not hurt you now. Arrest warrants have the same powers as they did on their release, even several decades after their issue.
Furthermore, cops get access to arrest records and active warrants from Macon County and the rest of the country. So, you cannot hide any criminal transgression in your past from a peace officer. All the law enforcement agent has to do is run your name through the central FBI database, and he will get the lowdown on every crime you have ever been involved in.
To look for information on arrest orders, you can go to state agencies or approach a third party information vendor. For the latter, the procedure is straightforward; fill the form on top of this page. If you are more comfortable dealing with a government department, you will have to visit their office in person. Some of the places that can help you are:
Law enforcement: 101 W Sheridan St, PO Box 522, Macon, Missouri 63552
Judiciary: 101 E Washington St, Macon, MO 63552
County clerk: Washington and Rollins Streets, Macon, Missouri 63552
From 2001 to 2008, there were 2000 recorded instances of crime in Macon County, Missouri. This put the annual rate of occurrence at about 240 cases. Of these complaints, no less than 20% are filed in matters connected to violent acts. Fortunately, the rate of violent crime has dropped by nearly 300%.