If you are a fan of crime shows on TV, you are bound to have come across the term arrest warrants. Now, most people believe that active warrants from Cocke County, TN are just something that career criminals need to worry about. But, did you know that even something like an identity theft can get you in a legal tangle and you might find yourself with an outstanding warrant slapped against you?
While the police are legally obligated to conduct a fair and thorough investigation before they place a request for an arrest order before the court, warrants are frequently issued against people only on the basis of their name and/or physical description. So, if the police find that your credentials match that of a person with an outstanding warrant from Cocke, TN in his name, you could be in for a lot of trouble.
The best way to counter such an eventuality is to frequently look for warrants in your name, even if you have no arrest records in your past. This can be done through the local sheriff’s office or even a judicial department. However, remember that the police will arrest any person with a warrant against him even when he is visiting the precinct for information.
To get the sheriff’s department to conduct a warrant search in Cocke County for you, you will need to go to 111 Court Avenue, Newport, Tennessee 37821 or contact them through their tel no:423-623-6004 o9r fax no: 423-623-4071.
The office of the magistrate that issued the warrant can also be reached at the address given above or you can call them on 423-623-6176. If you would rather look through both the civil and criminal court dockets, you can go to the county clerk’s office at 360 East Main Street, Newport, Tennessee 37821 or contact the department on 423-623-8791
Just over 1000 crimes are reported in Cocke County, Tennessee every year. This total figure is made up of nearly 80 acts of violent crime and over 900 instances of theft, larceny, carjacking and other property crimes.
Through 2001 to 2008, there has only been a dismal rise of less than 20% in the rate of violent and overall crime. In fact, if the trend persists, the total annual crime average may very well drop to less than 800 occurrences in the very near future.