Pendleton County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Once you go in for an arrest warrant search in Pendleton County, WV, you will not just be told about your subjects’ criminal involvements. Still, also you stand to get detailed information on how the various cases against this person were sorted out. For example, you can get details on arrests and active warrants in matters that the judiciary and those at the trial stages have already disposed of.

To initiate any inquiry on crime history, it would be most appropriate to start with the sheriff’s office. The police are the state petitioners for most legal provisions, including Pendleton County arrest warrants. For getting these directives sanctioned, they have to file an affidavit with the judicial bench. The writ is supposed to outline the criminal occurrence circumstances and describe the proof available against the alleged perpetrator.

This document is held as the basis for the pre-warrant hearing and the eventual release of the active warrant from Pendleton County. The magistrate may also call in the witnesses to ensure that the police have enough cause to suspect the accused in question. Once the active warrant is released, the police are expected to make arrests under the order’s provisions.

After a Pendleton County outstanding warrant is served, the police send a notice of this to both judicial agencies involved in issuing it; that is, the magistrate’s office and the county clerk. This is done through the return of the arrest warrant. Hence, to find details on Pendleton County arrest records, you can go to either of the three agencies mentioned below:

  • The sheriff’s: PO Box 687, Franklin, West Virginia 26807
  • The magistrate’s: 100 S Main St, Franklin, WV 26807,
  • The county clerk’s: PO Box 1167, Franklin, West Virginia 26807

How do you get information about Pendleton County warrants and arrests over the phone? (Updated in 2021)            

  • Call the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail at 304-496-1275 for information on recent arrests.
  • Call the Magistrate’s Court at 304-358-2343/44 for information about arrest warrants.
  • Call the Pendleton County Attorney at 304-902-7104 for victim’s assistance.
  • Call the Sheriff’s Records Unit at 304- 358-2214 for an arrest report.
  • Call the Clerk of Court at 304-358-7067 for judicial records.

Crime statistics of Pendleton County

As far as violent crimes went, there was a distinct improvement in the annual offense rate of Pendleton County in 2019. The yearly incident average plunged by almost 50% to reach a low of 0.7 incidents/1000 people. However, the property crime rate failed to follow this trend, showing, instead, an increase of 50% over the annual average of 2018 (5.87 cases/1000 residents). 

Earlier crime rates

Crime statistics for Pendleton County, West Virginia, are only available for 2005. Over this year, only two criminal incidents were reported in the area. While this would be conspicuously lower than the other geographical divisions of the state, there is no telling if these figures can be attributed to low incident rates or false reporting.

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