If an arrest warrant is out in your name, it is a certainty that you will be arrested at some point. The police do not treat active warrants from Scott County, Tennesseelightly. In fact, given the gravity of such a detention decree, there are virtually no restrictions placed on the order. So the arrest can be effected by entering the home or workplace of the accused or it may even occur when he is found in a public place.
The sheriff's deputies are only concerned about taking the offenders in when there is a warrant in his name, so they are more than willing to use force when required. It would also be a grave error to assume that such orders are only issued against hardened criminals with prior arrest records. Often, a case of mistaken identity can lead to the release of Scott County arrest warrants.
Because there is usually significant evidence in a case before the matter goes for a pre-warrant hearing, you can be sure that an arrest will be made and you will have to go through quite a bit of trouble and incur heavy financial expenditure to prove your innocence. Instead, it makes more sense to simply do regular Scott County warrant searches to ensure that such an order has not been issued in your name. For an inquiry on outstanding warrants from, you can go to:
- Sheriff's Office: Scott County Justice Center, 575 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756
- Magistrate's office: Court St, Huntsville, TN 37756
- County clerk's office: 3 Court Street, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756
Scott County, TN started with a fairly low annual crime average of 200 plus incidents in 2001, however, by 2005, this figure had escalated sharply to scale at almost 900 incidents. In 2008, the number of violent crimes was lower than the average of the previous years; yet the total crime rate for the year stood at 1000 incidents. Overall, there was an increase of almost 80% in the crime rates of the area in the period mentioned.