If an officer does not have an arrest warrant, you may not be arrested on a misdemeanor charge in Sequoya County unless the officer witnesses you commit the crime. However, if the crime is a felony, the officer only needs probable cause to believe you committed the crime. If you suspect there is an active warrant for your arrest, you can do a warrant search of the county records. If you do find an arrest warrant, you should contact an attorney immediately.
If you want to find outstanding warrants issued in Sequoyah County, begin by contacting the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department since it executes arrest warrants for Sequoyah County. The department can assist you with warrants searches, arrest records, and a list of the county’s most wanted fugitives. The office is located at 119 South Oak in Sallisaw, OK 74955 (telephone: 918-775-1213). It is unlikely that the office will give you information about an arrest warrant by telephone. You can view a list of current offenders and the most wanted fugitives by visiting the Sheriff’s website.
No warrant search is complete without a search of the county court records for arrest warrants issued by the court. The District Court for Sequoyah County maintains information on all criminal court cases heard within the county. Unfortunately, the court does not maintain a free website for searching court cases or arrest warrants. It does participate with On Demand Court Records; however, there is a fee for this service, and you must register through the website. You can search court records for free by going to the Sequoyah County District Court located at 120 East Chickasaw Street in Sallisaw, OK 74955 (telephone: 918-775-4411). The staff will show you how to search for open criminal cases and give you details about obtaining copies of court documents.
Sequoyah County, OK crime statistics
Over a 10-year span beginning in 1999, Sequoyah County saw an increase in crimes of almost ten percent, and violent crimes grew by more than thirty percent. Of the approximately 7,300 crimes committed during that time, twenty-one percent of the crimes were considered violent, including eight murders, 82 rapes, and 1,407 assaults.