Do you have an active arrest warrant issued in Ross County, OH against you? Would you like to do something about this before your luck runs out and you are arrested even after a routine traffic stop? If you answered those questions with a yes, it is time to scour government and non- government agencies for information on any outstanding warrants in your name.
Before you deal with arrest warrants legally, you need to know for a fact that there is an arrest order out in your name. Simply walking into the police station and confessing to your crime is the fastest way to throw yourself behind bars. So refrain from any such urges.
Instead, get somebody you know to carry out a warrant search on your behalf discreetly. There are at least three government agencies that can offer extensive information on arrest records. The best part is that all three of them are located at the Ross justice center, so they can be covered in a single day. In fact, a few hours are all it will take to gather all data on civil and criminal matters against an individual.
Drive down to 28 North Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; here you will find the county clerk's office that holds the court dockets hence information on all cases to have ever passed through the judicial system in the area, the sheriff's office which is responsible for the execution of all arrest orders and requests active warrants from the court and the magistrate's court that actually issued these arrest orders.
You can also mail in a formal search request to the office of the clerk of court at P.O. Box 6162, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Another mode of contact is through the telephone; however, although the contact numbers of all agencies are mentioned below, it will serve you to remember that no information about warrants is ever offered on the phone, which means that you will have to haul yourself down to the office of these agencies. The three state agencies can be reached at:
- The sheriff's office: 740-773-1186
- The county clerk's office: 740-702-3000
- The magistrate's office: 740-702-3023
At the time of writing this article, almost 3100 crimes were being reported in Ross County, OH every year. Of these, almost 30% were violent criminal incidents; this is a fairly high rate even when you consider the several urban pockets around the county. Nearly 80% of the criminal activity is related to property theft including carjacking.