Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant. If you think that someone you know may have an arrest warrant pending against them in Adams County, do a warrant search to find out. Arrest warrants, unless they are sealed by court order, are typically considered public information. You can request information about arrest warrants by contacting the county court or visiting the Sheriff’s Office. Either way, you should include both resources when you are performing a warrant search in Adams County.
To do a warrant search in Adams County, you will need to go in person to the court offices to look for criminal cases, as they do not have an online case system. The Clerk of Court is located 110 West Main Street in West Union, OH 45693 (telephone: 937-544-2344). You cannot get legal advice from the staff; however, they can show you how to search the court records for active warrants. If you discover a case with an active warrant, you can ask for copies of the court documents; however, this will probably cost a fee for copies.
To find outstanding warrants, you must speak to the Sheriff’s Department for Adams County. You can visit the office at 110 West Main Street in West Union, OH 45693 (telephone: 937-544-2314) to search for outstanding warrants or to request copies of arrest records for warrants that have already been executed. You can also request a criminal history report; however, this will likely cost a fee. If you suspect that you have an arrest warrant pending against you, be careful of appearing in person at the Sheriff’s Department as this may result in your immediate incarceration.
Adams County, OH crime data
Between 2003 and 2008, there were almost 1,800 crimes in Adams County. Of those crimes, nearly 300 were violent, including seven murders and fifteen rapes. Overall, crime rates in Adams County increased by over eighty percent.