Morgan County, Ohio Warrants and Arrest Records

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In Morgan County, Ohio, arrest warrant related data is held by various government agencies. The reason for this is simple- the more the number of government departments that have crime history data and information on arrest warrants, the greater will be the chances of an accused being apprehended. In fact, with this logic in mind, the lawmakers of all 50 states exchange information about crimes and offenders through a central FBI database.

When an order for detention becomes an outstanding warrant in Morgan County, it is sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in the central repository hosted by them. This crime database serves as the starting point in most cases as police officers scour the database in search of any warrants against an offender.

While civilians are not granted access to this repository, a warrant search in Morgan County initiated through any of the agencies mentioned below can get you a wealth of information on an individual’s background. Because the results of such an inquiry will include details on active warrants, arrest records, conviction, charges filed, and incarceration, these reports can be used conclusively when hiring a person or forging professional associations with him.

To get a background report, you can go to the following agencies, fill a request form and pay the applicable charges. Usually, the results are offered almost instantly. The only minus here is that you will have to visit these departments in person to put your request through.

  • The sheriff’s department: 37 E Main St, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
  • The magistrate’s court: Same as below
  • The county clerk’s office: 19 East Main St, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756


How do you contact state agencies for an arrest report or details about warrants from Morgan County over the phone? (Updated-2021) 

  • Data on recent arrests: 740-753-4060.
  • Information on outstanding warrants: 740-962-1365.
  • Generic details from the Sheriff’s Office: 740-962-4044.
  • Case-specific information on a criminal complaint: 740-962-1357.
  • Details about assistance available to witnesses and victims: 740-962-6478.
  • Morgan County Judicial records: 740-962-4752.


Crime statistics of Morgan County

Morgan County’s yearly crime rate decreased by 32% to 109 incidents in 2019. Of the cases reported, 29 were violent crimes.  These included 2 rape cases and 26 complaints of violent assaults. Larceny-theft was the subject of almost 50 property crime complaints, while burglaries were the subject of over 20 cases in this offense category.

Morgan County, OH, is another area where the annual crime rate does not scale past the 160 occurrence mark. The county’s violent crime rate is shallow, at just 23 incidents recorded over a 9 year period. This, despite the growth of almost 75% in this crime category and a corresponding rise in the rate of reported crime.

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