How do arrest warrants come about? What documents are available for an arrest warrant search? In Montgomery County, IA, CHAPTER 804 of the Iowa Code rules prevails in the state’s rest. Chapter 804 includes the procedures for commencing a criminal case and arrest warrants. For a valid arrest warrant to be issued, the law requires sufficient probable cause to demonstrate that an individual perpetrated a specific offense. Only then may an arrest warrant be issued. Probable cause is made up of reasonably trustworthy facts and circumstances sufficient to make a reasonable person believe a specific individual committed a crime. Warrants permit law enforcement to arrest the named individual.
Every year in Montgomery County, there are almost 250 reported crimes. Unfortunately, each year’s crimes include a few homicides and over a dozen rapes, and not all have immediate arrests of suspects. People do searches for active warrants because they were a witness or victim of a crime in Montgomery County, and they want to know the status of the case. Others may need to find out about outstanding warrants involving a prospective hire. And, sometimes, it is even the people named in warrants which do the searches.
Active warrants in Montgomery County are not available in any automated form. Lists of active warrants are often available on county websites, but a search for Montgomery County, Iowa, arrest warrants turns up no official sources for dynamic warrant lists. However, the information is available elsewhere. Iowa counties maintain lists of outstanding warrants along with other statistics and records on criminal matters.
The Montgomery County sheriff deals with crimes every day and is an excellent source for outstanding warrant information. The county sheriff administers the county jail and investigates violations of laws at the Montgomery County attorney’s behest. The sheriff also polices the unincorporated parts of the county. The sheriff has an office at 106 W. Coolbaugh St., Red Oak, IA 51566. Their email is sheriff et montgomerycoia.us.
Once you find out about active warrants in Montgomery County, you may require data on arrest records. For that, check out https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/, a site maintained by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, Crime Victim Assistance Division, or else go to Iowa Courts Online, https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/DefaultFrame, to search for information by citation number, name, or case I.D.
What Montgomery County agency should you approach for an over-the-phone warrant search and arrests inquiry? (Update: 2021)
- To get arrest records, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 712- 623-5107
- To find out about recent arrests, contact the Montgomery County Jail at 712- 623-4255
- To learn how to obtain criminal case records, contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 712-623-4986.
- To request victim’s assistance information, contact the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office at 712-623-3011.