For an active arrest warrant to be issued in Sevier County, TN, the police have to approach the sitting magistrate of a local criminal court with a written complaint that should offer insight on the crime and the involvement of the alleged perpetrator in it. This information provided is used by the judge to ascertain that there is probable cause to suspect the person against whom the arrest order is being sought.
Once released, the active arrest warrant is handed over to peace officers for execution. For some reason, if this order cannot be used to effect an arrest, it is stored in the county, state as well as national databases. So, one of the simplest ways to find information on arrest records for the county of Sevier is to simply walk into the sheriff’s office at 106 W Bruce St, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Although you can call them at 865-453-4668, it would be nearly impossible to conduct a warrant search over the phone.
While you are going through sate sources of information on outstanding warrants, do not leave out the county clerk’s office which is located at 125 Court Ave., Suite 202Sevierville, TN 37862. You can also call them to inquire about the precise procedure to access the data stored in the court dockets by calling on 865-453-5502.
Another option is to pay a visit to the Magistrate’s office that issued the arrest orders. The address is the same as that of the clerk of court’s office, so you should have no trouble getting additional information on the criminal background of the subject of your inquiry.
From the 1999 to 2008, approximately 30,000 crime complaints were filed in the area; of these less than 10% were violent in nature and yet, almost 14 cases of homicide and over 200 rape complaints are lodged in Sevier each year. The daily crime average stands at 12 and the crime rate has risen by an alarming average of almost 80%.