I am going to make this simple for you- If you want more information, whether it pertains to arrest records or a warrant list from Sampson, you will have to take more trouble to get your hands on it. The website of the Sheriff’s Dept. will prove to be of little help if you are looking for details from the police blotter such as the arrest log, information on arrest warrants and the like.
On the other hand, if it is a criminal check that you are after, I would ask you to turn to the judiciary and not approach the office of the Sheriff at all. If you are seeking an arrest report, and are reasonably sure that the person is question is currently being detained at the County Jail, you can use the offender search tool available on the sheriff’s website or call the facility for the information you need.
If the warrants list that you seek is meant to inform you about possible arrest orders in your name, I strongly suggest that you skip all state agencies and work with a private information provider. With that out of the way, let me tell you about the online and offline options for approaching these agencies to get the information you need.
How can I find criminal court records online?
- Criminal search through the Sheriff’s Website: When I was writing this article, this was the only bit of information on arrest records that I could find on the website of the law enforcement agency. Go to the webpage at http://www.sampsonsheriff.com/; scroll down and you will find the link that offers public access to the offender search tool. You can view the list of all current inmates or you can search by name.
- Police reports on cold cases: At this time, the page has just a few listings. But, I would still tell you take a look at the cases on http://www.sampsonsheriff.com/Coldcases.html because all of them are serious felonies, obviously committed by some very dangerous individuals.
- Compiling a warrants list from the most wanted page: Information on this page is temporarily unavailable but if you intend to look for details on outstanding warrants in the near future, I would suggest that you take the time out to glance over the page at http://www.sampsonsheriff.com/wantedpersons.html.
What options do I have for launching a criminal check offline?
- Approaching the Sheriff’s Dept: You can get in touch with the law enforcement agency when you need an arrest report or are interested in a warrant inquiry. You may not always get a straight answer when it comes to outstanding warrants, but you can be sure that whatever information you provide will be used as an anonymous tip and the subject will be taken into custody if active warrants are found against him. The law enforcement agency can be contacted at 112 Fontana St, Clinton, NC 28328.
- Approaching the Clerk of Court’s Office: This is the agency you go to when you want to access personal or third party criminal court records or do a criminal check in the name of a subject. They can be contacted in person or by mail. The main office of the agency is located at 101 E. Main St, Clinton, NC 28328. The Clerk of Court’s Office charges a $25 fee per warrant inquiry and in return you get a certified copy of the results.