McDowell County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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An arrest warrant search in McDowell County in West Virginia involves contacting the local Sheriff’s Office and checking local courts’ court records. An arrest warrant is issued by a local judge and becomes an active warrant when the judge signs it.

The Sheriff’s Office is in charge of serving active and outstanding warrants. Outstanding warrants are the warrants that have not been served yet, which means that individuals named in warrants have not been arrested. McDowell Sheriff’s Office does not have an official website.

Thus, to get any information on arrest warrants or the Most Wanted List, you will need to visit the Office in person or contact it by phone. To inquire about outstanding warrants, you will need to contact the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 90 Wyoming Street STE 117, Welch, and WV 24801.

The police’s mission is to catch a person named in a warrant. Thus, as long as a warrant remains active, he or she could be arrested at any moment.

Once you obtained the information on arrest warrants from the Sheriff’s Office, your next step is to check open criminal cases at local courts. A Clerk of Court is responsible for maintaining and updating court dockets. To obtain the information on all active warrants in the county, you will need to check the court records of both the McDowell County Courthouse (address: 90 Wyoming Street #109, Welch, WV 24801), and the McDowell Magistrate Court (P.O. Box 447, 105 Wyoming Street, Welch, WV 24801). Usually, it is a fee for requesting copies of court cases.

What are your options for finding details on warrants and recent arrests from McDowell County over the phone? (2021-current)   

  • For an arrest report or an accident report, call 304-436-8541
  • For recent arrests data and prisoner arrest records, call 304-436-5420/304-239-3032.
  • For answers to questions about active warrants, call 304-436-8587.
  • For information on victim’s help and advocacy, call 304-436-8551
  • For criminal case court dates and criminal judicial records, call 304-436-8535

Crime statistics of McDowell County

In 2018, the McDowell Sheriff’s Department received 21 criminal complaints, of which only 2 cases involved crimes against people. Both these complaints were filed against assault.

The 19 crimes reported in the property crimes category included 13 instances of petty theft, 2 of burglary, and 3 of motor vehicle theft.

Earlier crime rates

From 2001 to 2007 in McDowell County, WV, around 180 violent crimes were reported out of about 1,500 total crimes. Overall, during these years, the crime rates in the county went up. The reported crime has increased by 37%, and the violent crime grew by 52%.

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