Fentress County, Tennessee Arrest Records and Warrants

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You have the statutory right to look for information on arrest records and warrants from Fentress County, Tennessee. This privilege can be exercised at any local government agencies that keep data about arrest warrants issued by the tribunals in the area. While detention decrees from both the civil and criminal courts find their way to the sheriff’s office, there is a difference in how these orders work.

Arrest directives issued by the criminal courts are called active warrants, while those released by the civil tribunals are known as bench warrants. The primary difference in these detention orders is that bench warrants come with a fixed validity, and the court often issues them on its own.

In contrast, an active arrest order merely becomes an outstanding warrant over time without any real change brought to its powers. These orders are also only issued when the police file a request for it with the local court that handles criminal cases. Because the sheriff’s deputies are responsible for serving all legal provisions released by the local judiciary, you will find information on arrest warrants, search orders, and bench warrants from the law enforcement agency.

However, to start a Fentress warrant search, you will have to go to the police station in person. Alternatively, you can also try the magistrate’s office and the county clerk’s department, which has the database of the court dockets. These agencies can be found at:

  • The sheriff’s: 100 Smith St South, Jamestown, Tennessee 38556
  • The county clerk’s: PO Box 1128, Jamestown, Tennessee 38556
  • The magistrate’s: 101 N Main St, Jamestown, TN 38556

Over the phone, how do you acquire information on Fentress County warrants and arrests? (This page was last updated in 2021.)  

  • For up-to-date arrests information, contact the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office- 931-879-8142.
  • For a Fentress County warrants inquiry, call the General Sessions Court -931-879-3014.
  • For victims’ support, call the District Attorney’s Office-931-879-7159
  • For criminal court records, call the Clerk of Court-931-879-7919.

Crime statistics of Fentress County

The Fentress Sheriff’s Office received 216 criminal complaints in 2019, as opposed to the 229 cases reported in 2018. These included 189 non-person crimes and 27 crimes against people.

The non-person crimes category included 120 larceny thefts, 46 burglaries, and 23 motor vehicle thefts. The violent crimes category included 23 aggravated assaults and 3 rapes.

Older crime statistics

Of the 330 crime reports filed in Fentress County, TN, only about 30 are violent crime cases. This puts the annual rate of this crime category at about 10% of the total incident average. Unfortunately, there are no signs of improvement in the crime scenario of Fentress, with an increase of nearly 80% reported in the number of criminal incidents from 2001 to 2008.

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