In Morgan County, Tennessee, an arrest can be effected through an active warrant or when the person is taken into custody as he is committing the illicit act. Another scenario in which people can be apprehended without arrest warrants is when a chance detention leads to the discovery of drugs or other illegal substances and arms in their possession.
In most matters that call for a proper investigation, the MorganCounty sheriff’s department will choose to go through the judiciary. Because the suspect often has to be called in for questioning in such cases and this cannot be done without an active warrant, the sheriff’s office is happy to petition the court for the order.
The sitting magistrate of a criminal tribunal usually presides over the pre warrant hearing. The Morgan county clerk’s office, which records the court dockets, is also included in the loop of the state agencies involved in the process of warrant release. The judge will ascertain that there is ample evidence to implicate the person in question before the active warrant is signed.
The police and judiciary have information about arrest records from Morgan County and data on outstanding warrants. So, for a warrant search, you can drive down to one of the offices listed below.
- Sheriff’s Office: 414 Main St, PO Box 469, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
- Magistrate’s office: 415 S Kingston St, Wartburg, TN 37887
- Clerk of court’s office: PO Box 387, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
Morgan County has had a historically low crime rate of fewer than 200 incidents per year. This was maintained through eight years from 2001. Violent crime rates have also been low at about 5% of the year’s total crime average. Yet, there has been an increase of almost 70% in the number of reported crimes and a growth of 50% in the number of violent crimes. If this rise is not controlled soon, the annual crime average may very well go up to 300 incidents in the future.