Finding arrest warrants in Houston County may be somewhat difficult because the courts do not maintain online resources for county records. The State of Alabama does have several resources available online to search case records; however, you must be a registered user and pay a fee for the service. Therefore, in the alternative, you visit the office of the Clerk of Court for Houston County to inquire about criminal records and active warrants.
Houston County Clerk of Court
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for keeping case records, which include criminal cases. The office is located at 444 North Oats Street, Second Floor, in Dothan, AL 36303 (telephone: 334-677-4700). Before going to the office to look for arrest records, you should call the clerk to inquire about any restrictions on public search of court records.
Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Once a warrant for arrest is issued, it is transferred to the county law enforcement division for service and execution. The arrest warrant directs law enforcement officers to apprehend and detain the subject until he can be brought before a judge. You should contact the warrants division of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office to inquire about outstanding warrants. You can find the office at 144 North Oates Street in Dothan, AL 36303 (telephone: 334-677-4888). You may also be able to obtain a list of the most wanted criminals in the county.
Houston County crime rates
When compared with other similar counties in Alabama, Houston County ranked second highest (out of ten) for the number of crimes committed between 1999 and 2008. During this time, there were almost 39,000 crimes committed within the county with almost 9% being violent in nature. By far, the most frequent crimes committed within the county were theft and burglary. Crimes increased over these 10 years by 25 percent.