We all want technology to make our jobs easier. That wish is likely in many scenarios, but not when doing a Louisa County arrest warrant search. Unfortunately, while the county sheriff does have a website (http://www.louisacountyiowa.org/sheriff/sheriff.html), it has no online links to active lists warrants in the county. The sheriff’s office is at 12635 County Rd G-56 #102, Wapello, IA 52653. Your best bet for inquiries about outstanding arrest warrants should go through the county sheriff’s office:
E-mail: lcso at louisacomm.net
Since Iowa law requires the Louisa County sheriff to keep data on arrests and criminal history records, that office should be capable of providing Louisa County outstanding warrant information to individuals who seek it either for themselves or about another person. Part of the requirement to gather the data is that the Criminal Investigation Division can adequately maintain its records at the state level. Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies must forward to the DCI all fingerprint records for arrests in severe misdemeanors and felonies. The court clerk for every county in Iowa must also update the DCI upon completion of a case. The DCI has an online search tool (https://iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov/default.aspx), but there are requirements for those permitted to use the search tool, including waivers and fees.
In Louisa County, IA, a bit over one hundred crimes are reported to law enforcement authorities each year. There were likely a few homicides and a dozen rapes in any given recent year, but most of the county’s crime is of the property theft variety. There is another county office that may provide useful data on warrants and arrest records. The Louisa County Clerk of Court refers to itself as “the contact for matters involving child custody, domestic violence, juvenile case, and more.”The clerk’s office processes civil, criminal, juvenile, and probate matters and should be considered a resource in any arrest warrant searches. The Clerk’s webpage address is http://www.louisacountyiowa.org/clerk/clerk.html.