Story County, Iowa, grew up out of the prairie, and the mid-1840s set its borders. The county seat is the city of Nevada, Iowa. The county was named after a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Although the law has evolved in many ways, there are still the same basic protections of the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution regarding arrests that existed in Justice Story’s time. Specifically, law enforcement officers must have arrest warrants to take individuals into police custody unless certain specific circumstances exist. In Story County, an arrest warrant search should start with the county sheriff.
The Story County IA sheriff (along with other area law enforcement agencies) handles an average of almost 2100 crimes per year. Out of that total, most are property crimes such as theft, but there is about 11 percent that are rapes, murders, and other violent crimes. The outstanding warrants in the county may include a wide array of crimes on any given day. The Story County sheriff is located at 1315 South B Ave., Nevada, Iowa 50201. Their phone number is (515) 382-7458.
One way to search for arrest records for a specific person in Story County is to see if they were taken into custody. On the county’s website, under “Jail Information,” a link to another site appears. The site, http://www.cip2c.com, is titled “Story County Multi-Agency Public Safety Group” and “CIP2C” (or Central Iowa Police to Citizen).CIP2C provides an inmate inquiry list containing each inmate’s name, primary charge, arrest date, and the agency that booked the inmate. Users may also narrow their searches by using name filters provided on the page.
The county sheriff’s web page is accessible through the Story County main website. Go to http://www.storycountyiowa.gov, and then click on “Services” and then “Sheriff.”The sheriff’s site provides a link to a useful source of arrest records and warrants information. If you scroll down the page to “News & Announcements” and click on a specific date, you can view daily news releases. Every news release from the Story County Sheriff’s Department includes a description of each day’s incidents. That description not only has the alleged perpetrator’s name but also describes the location of the arrest and the charge. There is even a coding system key for different types of events, such as arrest (AR), incident (LW), and field contact (FC). While this source is not an alphabetic list, it could help find the names of those associated with a particular incident if an arrest date is known.
However, the sheriff’s website provides no direct link to a list of active warrants. The best means to obtain Story County outstanding warrants information may be to contact the sheriff’s office at the phone number previously provided or to email the office at sheriffweb at storycounty.com. If statewide detailed court records are needed, the best resource is https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp/DefaultFrame, which is referenced on the Story County Sheriff’s website. That site permits case searches by names and docket numbers and may lead to warrants and arrests for specific individuals.