Tallahatchie County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Aficionados of the music of the late 1960s, or those who enjoy movies from the 1970s, maybe most familiar with Tallahatchie County because of a song written and performed by Bobbie Gentry, which engendered a film starring Robby Benson. The song was one of love and suicide. The bridge referenced in the song is apparently now gone, but Tallahatchie County, MS, is still there and sees its share of crimes, about 130 or 140 per year. About twenty percent of the crimes reported to authorities are violent crimes such as murder or rape.

An arrest warrant search in Tallahatchie County necessitates contacting the county sheriff or the court system. There is no sheriff’s website that provides all the information needed to search for outstanding warrants and arrest records. However, a telephone call or letter may be all that is needed to find out about arrest warrants, active warrants, and maybe even the county’s most-wanted list.

According to Mississippi law

Any conservator of the peace, upon complaint on oath made before him, or on other satisfactory evidence, that any person within this state has committed treason, felony, or other crime in some other state or territory, and has fled from justice may issue a warrant for the arrest of such person as if the offense had been committed in this state.

Under § 99-23-1 of the Mississippi Code, arrest warrants may be issued when all of the following are satisfied:

  • A complaint is made
  • The complaint is made under oath by a credible person.
  • A justice of the peace takes the testimony.
  • The complaint alleges someone either has threatened to commit an offense or has committed such an offense.
  • A justice of the peace is satisfied there is good reason to “fear the commission” of such an offense.

Thus, the process of arrest warrants involves the judiciary and law enforcement, in addition to the testimony of other individuals. All are components necessary for an active warrant to be considered valid.

To ask the Tallahatchie County sheriff about outstanding warrants, arrests, or criminal background checks, a telephone call or letter is the best approach. The Tallahatchie County, MS sheriff’s office is located in Charleston, Mississippi. Their mailing address is P. O. Box 100, Charleston, MS 38921. The office fax number is 662-647-5099.

Another avenue to explore is the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. The jail is located at 415 U. S. Highway 49 North Tutwiler, MS 38963. Their fax number is 662-345-8527. The jail may have available information on individuals’ arrests and thus may be the best source for information on arrest records for specific people.

Finally, look to the Circuit Court Clerk for the judicial district that covers Tallahatchie County, MS, for arrest warrant search information. The clerk of court maintains records for all court proceedings and so may release specific case information, which may include data on Tallahatchie County outstanding warrants and arrests.

Tallahatchie County is in Mississippi’s 17th judicial district. The circuit clerk of court has two offices, in Sumner, MS, and Charleston, MS. The Sumner office is located at P. O. Box 96, Sumner MS, 38957. The Charleston office is at P. O. Box 86, Charleston, MS, 38921.

Over the phone, how can you inquire about active warrants and recent arrests from Tallahatchie County? (2021-current)      

  • Call the Tallahatchie Jail Bookings phone line at 662-375-8356 for information on recent arrests.
  • Call the Justice Clerk at 662-647-3477 for information about arrest warrants.
  • Call the Tallahatchie County Prosecutor’s Office at 662-647-8929 for victim assistance and information on protective orders.
  • Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 662-647-5511 for arrest records and other police records.
  • Call the Clerk of Court at 662-647-8758 to initiate a search for judicial records.

Crime statistics of Tallahatchie County

In 2019, the Tallahatchie Sheriff’s Office received 191 criminal complaints, which included 119 property crimes and 72 violent crimes.

The property crimes category included 55 larceny thefts, 31 burglaries, and 33 motor vehicle thefts. The violent crimes category included 60 aggravated assaults, 6 rapes, and 6 robberies.

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