Whenever I need information on arrest warrants or criminal court records in Alleghany County, I come back disappointed by the sheer lack of knowledge. I agree that the county is far from being one of the most prominent counties, which means scant resources.
Yet, I believe that either the police or the judiciary should offer details on outstanding warrants or at least an arrest log online. I am trying to say here that if you are in the market for a warrant search, you will have no other choice but to tackle things the old fashioned way and visit the sheriff’s office or the local judiciary.
While some North Carolina counties provide a most-wanted list and others offer access to the police blotter, the Sheriff’s Dept. of Alleghany provides no such information. So, continue reading to find agencies that can help and more information on getting the warrant search done.
How do I get a warrants list in Alleghany?
The police: The sheriff’s office works out of the Law Enforcement Center at 40 Alleghany Street, NC 28675. The sheriff’s website says that they would be happy to entertain your questions if you visit them in person. I recommend taking this approach if you want a criminal record to be handled without the customary dilly-dallying.
If you need a head start on the process, I suggest you call the agency at 336-372-4455 or send them an email at [email protected]
The courthouse: I also recommend that you look up the court dockets held by the clerk of court’s office. This is one agency that has the dirt on just about anybody who has been through the legal system in the area, whether the litigation was civil or criminal. To connect with the court’s department’s clerk, go to 12 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675, or you can send in your request for civil or criminal docket through mail to PO Box 61, Sparta, North Carolina 28675.
Can I find an arrest report from Alleghany online?
The website of law enforcement: The sheriff’s dept maintains its website and FB page. On their official website at http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/sheriff.php, you will find a few arrest mugshots but no names or information about arrest warrants.
The Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Alleghany-North-Carolina-Sheriffs-Office-793465050710628/. They offer information on a few recent arrests, but I would hardly call it an arrest log. However, I would still say that if you live in the area, do check these webpages periodically to keep yourself abreast of local criminal occurrences.
The NC courts portal: This is not specific to Alleghany county courts but a service offered by the state judiciary, and no, you will not find a particular criminal docket from this portal. What you will get, though, is information on upcoming trials, which is available at http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/Criminal.html.
Public offender search: The North Carolina Department of Public Safety allows you to go through their prison records database. You can find inmates by using the name of the detainee or the offender’s number. I would recommend that you use this service at http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/offendersearch.do?method=view as the starting point of your background search.
If you are driving down to the Clerk of Superior Court’s office, I strongly advise you to use the public service terminals connected to the court docket database. Yes, it will take a bit of scouring, but you can get a lot of useful information with this approach.