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Do Any State Agencies Offer Nash County Criminal Court Records And Arrest Log?

When I found the most wanted list on the site of the Nash County sheriff’s office, my hopes started soaring as I assumed that I would also be able to access other information from the police blotter. At the least, I had hoped to find arrest records and a warrants list.

At the risk of sounding too dramatic, I am going to say, “Alas that was not to be”! Never mind the police arrest log and details on arrest warrants, this agency offers no facility to launch a criminal check or an offender search through their website.

To cut a long story short, I quickly figured out that if I wanted an arrest report or intended to get a warrant search done, I had no other recourse but to visit the agency office in person. This made me move to the website of the judiciary only to meet with the same reluctance on their part to share criminal court records. Despite these discoveries, I am giving you the contact details and other information you will need to get a warrant search done through state agencies.

How can I get the sheriff’s dept. to conduct an arrest warrants inquiry on my behalf?

Before I tell you how to contact the law enforcement agency for a warrant check, let me discuss the two services that they don’t offer:

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  1. They won’t tell you about any active warrants linked to cases that are still being investigated. What they will do though is take your subject into custody if they find such arrest warrants in his/her name. So, that is one way to get your suspicion cleared.
  2. They will not conduct a background check for you, even if it is in your own name. If you are wondering why, it is because the task of handling requests for criminal checks and responding to them belongs to another agency.

I am sure by now you are pondering over what you can get from the police if you take the trouble of driving down to their office at 222 W. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856. For starters, they can offer recent arrest reports in the name of your subject.

As I discussed earlier, they will also let you know about any outstanding warrants as long as they are done investigating the criminal matter. If you are in no mood to visit the agency, you can get some generic crime related data online. For instance, you can find out about recent criminal incidents in your area by using the tool at

The website of the agency also offers information on a select few cases.  This is available on the homepage of the sheriff’s website at Finally, you can find the most wanted list at Although the FB page of the sheriff’s office does not have the police arrest log, you can find a few arrest mugshots on it. It is available at

How do I connect with the judiciary for a criminal check or an arrest report?

 The Clerk of Court’s Dept. maintains offices in two locations and you can visit or write to either one of them to access a particular court docket or information on the court cases against your subject.

  • Their main office is located at 234 W Washington St, Nashville, NC 27856 and you can write to them at PO Box 759, Nashville, NC 27856.
  • The alternate office can be found at 305 Cokey Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27802 and to reach them through mail, you can use the address: PO Box 1588, Rocky Mount, NC 27802.

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