An arrest is complete when a suspect is taken into custody and his freedom to walk away has been terminated.While officers may arrest someone in Oklahoma without an arrest warrant, it is preferred that the officer obtain a warrant prior to making the arrest if possible.If you think that an arrest warrant exists for you or someone you know, you can perform a warrant search.
If you are searching for outstanding warrants, you need to contact the Stephens County Sheriff's Office.The office serves active warrants for Stephens County and maintains arrest records for all arrest warrants.Currently, the office does not have much information on its website; however, it does maintain a Facebook page that is linked to its website.To get information from the Sheriff's Office about arrest warrants, you must contact them in person at 101 South 11th in Duncan, OK 73533 (telephone: 580-255-3131). Be careful of appearing in person if you suspect you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest as you may be incarcerated immediately.
It is important to also search for criminal court cases when you are performing a warrant search since most criminal cases begin with arrest warrants.You can contact the Clerk of Court's office for Stephens County to inquire about searching court cases and getting copies of court records.The office is located in the Stephens County Courthouse at 101 S. 11th Street in Duncan, OK 73533 (telephone: 580-470-2025).The office does participate with the OSCN to provide online access to case information; however, for detailed information about a case or an arrest warrant you would still need to contact the Clerk's Office.
Stephens County, OK crime statistics
During the 10 years from 1999 to 2008, there were approximately 13,000 crimes reported in Stephens County.Of those crimes, less than 1,000 of the crimes were violent.Over half of the crimes reported were related to theft or burglary with only four murders and 117 rapes reported during the period.The county saw an increase in overall crime rates of twenty-two percent for the same period.