A Russell County, Al active arrest warrant, while certainly not a verdict, sure does indicate that there is strong evidence with the police to implicate you for the crime. The release of the arrest decree also means that it will only be a matter of time before you are marched down to the precinct in handcuffs and all.
So, do not put yourself in a situation where you need to be apprehended by force, instead find out about any Russell County, AL active arrest warrants in your name and have the issue sorted out with the help of an attorney.
If you are trying to research this information on behalf of a relative or friend there are three possible government agencies that you can approach:
The sheriff's office: Located at 305 Prentiss Dr, Phenix City, Alabama 36869, the Sherriff's department maintains a database of arrest records from all over the county and also has access to the state wide and national repository of arrest warrant information, so this is undoubtedly the best source for a warrant search. You can also get in touch with them over the phone at 334-298-6535. However, details on orders for arrest are rarely ever given on the phone.
The county clerk and magistrate's offices: These are both judicial departments. While the magistrate's office is actually responsible for issuing a warrant in Russell County, AL, the clerk of court maintains the court dockets which have all information pertaining to a criminal/civil matter that was brought before the judiciary.
To contact these agencies visit the county courthouse at 501 14th St, Phenix City, AL 36867. Calling them is an option at 334-298-0516 but like with the Sherriff's department they will not offer information on the phone.
If you are looking for personal arrest records and information on outstanding warrants in your name, it would be best to stay away from state agencies and avail the services of a third party online service provider that maintains crime information from across the country.
Although there has only been a marginal increase of about 24% in the overall crime rates in Russell, AL, this does translate to almost 1300 incidents every year. Of these, almost 110 are violent criminal transgressions that include such felonies as rape (almost 70) and homicide (nearly 20).